How to Help The African Drought Victims

Jul 27, 2011 2:51 pm

World Food Programme makes it as easy as texting

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It cost an average of 50 cents (US) to feed a person in the Horn of Africa for one day
 

Last week, the United Nations declared a famine in two parts of Somalia. The drought there has ravaged the area, leaving millions starving. More than 13 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda require food assistance immediately, and that number is likely to rise. The UN’s World Food Programme is organizing assistance to the Horn of Africa, and they’re making it easy for you to help. Here’s how:

Any amount helps: Just $15 can feed a hungry child for a month through WFP. For videos, regional facts and up-to-date information on the crisis check the World Food Programme’s Crisis Page.

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