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Famine spreads in Africa

By Student PIRGs

In the last 90 days 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died –and if we don’t do something now, the death toll will grow by tens of thousands more.

The UN has officially declared a famine for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Eastern Horn of Africa is experiencing a major food crisis which threatens the lives of more than 12 million families and children.

Severe droughts have depleted food supplies and livestock.  Families are fleeing their homes in search of food and refugee camps are filling fast.

Sadly, this crisis is largely going unnoticed.  In 1984 nearly 1 million Ethiopians died because the world's attention and aid arrived too late.

We cannot let that happen again.

Donate if you can. Spread the word. Host a fundraiser. Ask your friends. Ask your parents. Ask everyone.

Click here to donate to Oxfam or text FOOD to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF to help provide supplies, water, and food

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