There is a Famine in Africa.

I say to myself, “I know. It is an old story that I have heard before.” Living in North America, it does not seem real.  I cannot imagine missing my daily Tim Horton’s coffee or a desert.  But millions of people did not eat anything today and have no hope of a meal coming tomorrow.

People are Dying!

This current famine in the Horn of Africa was caused by a severe drought. Compounding the problem is that food prices have increased around the world. The region needs help. Please consider donating to a trustworthy organization. I have.

7 Facts about the Horn of Africa Famine

1. More that 12,400,000 people are affected.

2. 13 out of 10,000 children are dying every day

3. The famine was triggered by the worst drought in the area in 60 years

4. Somalia is the country most severely affected. Other key countries affected include Ethiopia and Kenya

5. There are about 1,000,000 Somalian refugees

6. The effects of this famine are expected to carry on into 2012

7. $2,480,000,000 in financial aid has been requested.

Will you donate to the relief effort

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  1. gerhard says:

    I will be helping by donating through the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Our experience has been that a very high percentage of our donation reaches the destination – the Horn of Africa.

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