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Robert Fox, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, talks about the crisis in East Africa with CTV News.
Thousands of Somalis have fled into neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia due to one of the region's worst droughts in decades.
"This may become the worst food crisis of the 21st century,” said Hasnat Ahsan, humanitarian officer at Oxfam Canada. “Large numbers of lives could soon be lost."