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Newly arrived Somali refugees queue for tents being distributed on the edge of the Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya on July 21, 2011. More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa require food assistance due to the drought. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Newly arrived Somali refugees queue for tents being distributed on the edge of the Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya on July 21, 2011. More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa require food assistance due to the drought. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the only country in the world outside the agreement.

According to the government, “membership in this convention was costly for Canadians and showed few results, if any for the environment.”

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