WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama extended his best wishes Monday to Muslims beginning the holy fasting month of Ramazan, using the occasion to urge people to help victims of drought and famine in Africa. Ramazan is "a time of deep reflection and sacrifice. As in other faiths, fasting is used to increase spirituality, discipline, and consciousness of God's mercy," Obama said in a statement. "It is also a reminder of the importance of reaching out to those less fortunate. The heartbreaking accounts of lost lives and the images of families and children in Somalia and the Horn of Africa struggling to survive remind us of our common humanity and compel us to act," he added. "