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United Kingdom (UK) Humanitarian Relief to Africa and Yemen: The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has raised £72 million (US$90 million), and counting, which will go towards humanitarian aid efforts in Yemen and South Sudan, the Guardian reported.
The £50 million (US $62 million) raised for east Africa will provide food, water, and medical care for 7 million people during the next two years, according to Saleh Saeed, chief executive of DEC. The remaining £22 million will go to Yemen.
Last March, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned that 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria would face starvation in three to four months if the world didn’t respond.
The United Kingdom has answered that call. Read the full story…. globalcitizen.org
World Vision Famine Relief Africa: Parts of South Sudan are already in the grips of famine, while areas of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia are on the brink of catastrophe. Tens of thousands of children could starve to death because of food and water shortages.
Your gift to the East Africa Hunger Crisis will help save precious lives and help stop the further spread of famine. And because of grant funds, your gift will have 7X the impact to provide emergency food, clean water, access to life-saving medical care, and more to children and families fighting for their lives.
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Twin Cities diners dig in to benefit Somalia hunger relief – Minneapolis Star Tribune At Hamdi Restaurant, they ordered Somali tea and sambusa, happy to pay for a meal and participate in Dine Out for Somalia, a local effort to raise money for famine relief in the East African nation. “Today is a special day,” Jibril said. “We’re here to …
‘Our duty to help:’ Group launches relief campaign for East Africa – MetroNews Canada The UN has warned that the humanitarian crisis will escalate if a $4.4 billion relief fund is not provided by July. Ethiopia and Kenya are not on the UN watch, but the two countries could also be affected by the looming crisis in East Africa, according …
Dutch charity campaign raises €17.5m so far for famine relief – DutchNews.nl The Netherlands is holding a day of action to raise money for famine relief in Africa on Wednesday. The campaign, which officially kicked off on Saturday, has already raised €17.5m, of which €2m came from the government. The money will be spent on …
South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’ – BBC News Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and the town of …