DEC step up East Africa food crisis campaign

The Disasters Emergency Committee are stepping up their efforts to raise donations and bring aid to the millions at risk from starvation in the Horn of Africa.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) are stepping up their efforts to raise donations and bring aid to the millions at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa. The fundraising appeal, which was broadcast on TV and radio on Friday, has so far raised £6 million.

The drought, described by the UN as a “humanitarian emergency”, is the worst in east Africa for 60 years, and has seen thousands of families trek for days from Somalia to the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya.

Watch the appeal:

More than 1,300 people a day are arriving in the Dadaab camp – already thought to be the world’s largest with a population of 350,000 – with DEC chief exec Brendan Gormley praising the public for responding with “overwhelming generosity” to the crisis, which is “already beginning to claim lives”.

You can donate online here, by calling 0370 60 60 900 or by sending a cheque made payable to “DEC” to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA.

12 Responses to “DEC step up East Africa food crisis campaign”

  1. Les McCormack

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  8. Nicola Owen

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  9. DrKMJ

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  10. Robert

    I bet the last time Lennie had to stave was never, again we see Stars come onto the screen to tell us to give, after all they give time, an expensive item when your making money.

    Each time I see ex Pop stars come out of retirement to tell us to dig deep I often wonder how deep they have dug, then we hear about the £10,000 they get paid to come onto screen in expenses, after all these are supper stars.

    I have been giving money to two charities since I started work in 1966 and I bet the vast majority of that money goes into a bank account which will be used for making profits on interest.

    It was shocking at a time when so many people were staving to death to hear how many billions the biggest charities had lost in the banking crash.

    I do not see hundreds of helicopters delivering food, or water or military delivering food and water supplies, why not well we are to busy killing people.

  11. sham raj

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  12. Ol Lentille Trust

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