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17 March 2017 No Comment

East Africa Crisis Appeal

East Africa appeal People are dying daily from hunger and malnutrition across East Africa where 16 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from. This is the    worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people face starvation and nearly 5 million people urgently need food. This crisis follows more than three years of devastating conflict, which has left millions of people without a safe place to call home.

The situation is also grave in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia where 14 million people are going hungry every day, caught up in the region’s worst drought in 50 years. In Somalia alone, over 360,000 children under five are extremely malnourished.

The situation is deteriorating rapidly. A major catastrophe is unfolding. We need to reach people quickly.

Photo by: Andreea Campeanu/DEC

Please donate to our East Africa Crisis Appeal which is part of the DEC initiative.

Simon Snell, Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid in Suffolk said, ‘It is so hard to imagine what it is like to live in communities where people are starving and there is simply no food to eat. We must make a difference to this situation. I hope churches and individuals will give. Every pound given will be doubled by the UK Government for the first £5 million. We can and must help.’

This is part of a national appeal by the members of the Disasters Emergency Committee. Find more information on our approach to emergencies here.

To make a donation to the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal visit  www.dec.org.uk, call  the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 610, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office, or send a cheque. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.

For resources for a church or street collection please contact Simon at ssnell@christian-aid.org or 01603 620051.

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