These are not exactly cool pix, but we think it is important we post them nonetheless. Due to severe drought and unstable political situations hundreds of thousands of people in the Horn of Africa are being affected by hunger.

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Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A woman carries her severely malnourished child past African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) peacekeepers from Uganda in a camp for internally displaced people in this handout photograph provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, in Mogadishu July 15, 2011. While visiting the camp to provide humanitarian assistance to recently arrived people displaced by the severe drought currently affecting many parts of the country and the wider Horn of Africa region, Amisom peacekeepers from Uganda evacuated more than 10 severely malnourished children in need of emergency medical attention and relocated them to their medical facility in the Somali capital. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST PHOTO/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A Somali woman holds her malnourished child during a medical evacuation by the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) peacekeepers, in this handout photograph provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, in Mogadishu July 15, 2011. While visiting the camp to provide humanitarian assistance to recently arrived people displaced by the severe drought currently affecting many parts of the country and the wider Horn of Africa region, Amisom peacekeepers from Uganda evacuated more than 10 severely malnourished children in need of emergency medical attention and relocated them to their medical facility in the Somali capital. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST PHOTO/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A Somali woman hands her malnourished child to a Ugandan medical officer of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) for medical treatment, in this handout photograph provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, in Mogadishu July 15, 2011. While visiting the camp to provide humanitarian assistance to recently arrived people displaced by the severe drought currently affecting many parts of the country and the wider Horn of Africa region, Amisom peacekeepers from Uganda evacuated more than 10 severely malnourished children in need of emergency medical attention and relocated them to their medical facility in the Somali capital. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST PHOTO/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A lactating mother is measured to see if she is malnourished at a nutritional centre near Lodwar in Turkana, Kenya, July 15, 2011. UNICEF Executive Director Tony Lake is in Kenya to assess how the organization is responding to one of the worst droughts in decades to affect the Horn of Africa. Picture taken July 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kate Holt/UNICEF/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Arot Katiko, severely malnourished, clings on to his mother Susan Angoom in the paediatric unit of Lodwar District Hospital in Turkana, Kenya, July 14, 2011. UNICEF Executive Director Tony Lake visited Turkana on Saturday to see what the organization's response should be to one of the worst droughts in decades to affect the Horn of Africa. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kate Holt/UNICEF/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Newly-arrived refugee children from Somalia pose for a photograph at the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, near Kenya's border with Somalia, July 16, 2011. Britain's Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell on Saturday visited Dadaab refugee camps, where he met displaced families forced to leave their homes in Somalia in order to survive. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly-arrived refugee waits for registration outside the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, near Kenya's border with Somalia, July 16, 2011. Britain's Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell on Saturday visited Dadaab refugee camps, where he met displaced families forced to leave their homes in Somalia in order to survive. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Newly-arrived refugees run away from a cloud of dust at the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, near Kenya's border with Somalia, July 16, 2011. Britain's Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell on Saturday visited Dadaab refugee camps, where he met displaced families forced to leave their homes in Somalia in order to survive. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A Somali woman holds her baby outside a tent serving as a medical clinic established by the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) peacekeeping operation in Mogadishu in this July 16, 2011 handout photo by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A Somali woman holds her baby inside a tent serving as a medical clinic established by the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) peacekeeping operation in Mogadishu in this July 16, 2011 handout photo by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A Somali woman and her baby are pictured as they leave a tent serving as a medical clinic established by the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) peacekeeping operation in Mogadishu in this July 16, 2011 handout photo by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

An internally displaced malnourished child receives food supplements at a mobile medical facility at the Hiran IDP settlement in Galkayo, northwest of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 18, 2011. Galkayo hosts over 60,000 internally displaced Somalis in 21 settlements and there are always new arrivals due to the prolonged drought. The U.N. has described the drought as an emergency, one level short of a famine. Some 10 million people are affected in the region, dubbed the triangle of death by local media, that straddles Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Internally displaced families arrive at a new settlement in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 19, 2011. The United Nations is set to declare famine in parts of southern Somalia, aid officials said on Tuesday, signalling to donors the need for more aid and to insurgents that the population's suffering is taken seriously. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

An internally displaced woman sits outside in the new settlement in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 19, 2011. The United Nations is set to declare famine in parts of southern Somalia, aid officials said on Tuesday, signalling to donors the need for more aid and to insurgents that the population's suffering is taken seriously. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A woman carries her baby in a camp established by the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) for the internally displaced people in Mogadishu July 20, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/African Union-United Nations Information Support Team/Stuart Price/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A woman carries her baby as she queues for food in a camp established by the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) for the internally displaced people in Mogadishu July 20, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/African Union-United Nations Information Support Team/Stuart Price/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Women rush into a feeding centre in a camp established by the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) for the internally displaced people in Mogadishu July 20, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/African Union-United Nations Information Support Team/Stuart Price/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Women rush into a feeding centre in a camp established by the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) for the internally displaced people in Mogadishu July 20, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/African Union-United Nations Information Support Team/Stuart Price/Handout

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Newly arrived Somali refugees sit in the open as they await medical examinations for their children at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived Somali refugee child sits in the open as he awaits medical examinations at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

Newly arrived Somali refugees sit in the open as they await medical examinations for their children at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived Somali refugee child awaits medical examinations at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived Somali refugee child undergoes medical examinations at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived Somali refugee washes her child as they await medical examinations at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived Somali refugee child awaits medical examinations at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Aid agencies are unable to reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in the famine-struck Horn of Africa country where Islamist insurgents control much of the worst-hit areas, the U.N.'s food agency said on Saturday. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

An aid worker using an iPad films the rotting carcass of a cow in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Since drought gripped the Horn of Africa, and especially since famine was declared in parts of Somalia, the international aid industry has swept in and out of refugee camps and remote hamlets in branded planes and snaking lines of white 4x4s. This humanitarian, diplomatic and media circus is necessary every time people go hungry in Africa, analysts say, because governments - both African and foreign - rarely respond early enough to looming catastrophes. Combine that with an often simplistic explanation of the causes of famine, and a growing band of aid critics say parts of Africa are doomed to a never-ending cycle of ignored early warnings, media appeals and emergency U.N. feeding - rather than a transition to lasting self-sufficiency. Picture taken July 23, 2011. To match Feature AFRICA-FAMINE/ REUTERS/Barry Malone

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

An internally displaced Somali woman baths her child outside their shelter at a camp in capital Mogadishu, July 27, 2011. The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived refugee child drinks at the Baley settlement near the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 27, 2011. The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived refugee girl carries a sleeping mat as she walks into the Baley settlement near the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 27, 2011. The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Hunger In The Horn Of Africa

A newly arrived refugee child drinks inside their tent in Baley settlement near the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 27, 2011. The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya