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A father and daughter wait for assistance after fleeing the famine in Somalia

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A Somali father with his daughter sits at the head of a line of refugees at a registration center at Dagahaley refugee site within the Dadaab complex in Kenya on August 2. They were displaced from their home in southern Somalia by the famine that is ravaging the horn of Africa region.

See more images of the famine in our slideshow and watch the video below.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to the President of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Caryl Stern, about the dire situation in east Africa, and mentions ways to help.