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East Africa Crisis Appeal

June 1, 2017

Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. If we don’t act now, it will get much worse.

Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia.

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Yemen Crisis Appeal

December 28, 2016

More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their next meal will come from and children are dying from malnutrition.

Yemen has suffered 20 months of conflict, with Saudi Arabia backing the government against Houthi rebels.

The British Red Cross said: "The ongoing conflict in Yemen ha…

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#ChildrenofSyria

January 13, 2016

As the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic is well into its third year, and the daily headlines focus on military clashes and political efforts to resolve the crisis, the world must not forget the human realities at stake. The risk of losing a generation grows with every day that the situation deteri…

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Why I am no longer a Lakeland customer

January 12, 2016

wild animals do not belong in the circus

In November 2015 I became aware of a number of products on sale by Lakeland which show wild animals in a circus setting, I didn't feel this was appropriate and decided to start a petition - I thought this would be a good way to see if there were other people out there who felt the same way as me…

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Nepal Earthquake Appeal

April 28, 2015
On Saturday 25 April, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It severely shook the lives of at least 5.3 million people and left many homeless.  Nepal’s major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by…

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Ebola Crisis Appeal

November 3, 2014

The explosive spread of Ebola in West Africa is not just killing the infected but ripping apart health services, devastating communities, and destroying people’s ability to support themselves.

 

Nearly 5000 people have died and over 10,000 have been infected by the Ebola virus. The outbreak is …

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Syria Crisis Appeal

February 4, 2014

More than two years of war have had a devastating impact on many Syrian families and have left more than six million people in need of aid.  In many parts of the country the health system has effectively collapsed, water supplies have been cut and food is in short supply.

In addition, two million …

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Philippines Appeal

November 11, 2013

One of the strongest storms in history has caused enormous destruction across the Philippines, leaving hundreds of thousands of families homeless and without food or safe drinking water.

While the latest reports estimate over 10,000 deaths, Action Against Hunger’s teams have been working around the c…

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Haiti Earthquake Appeal

March 7, 2011

Since an earthquake devastated Port au Prince and the surrounding area on 12 January 2010, funds raised by the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal have helped 1.2 million survivors.  Conditions for many remain very difficult but DEC's Member Agencies have provided lifesaving help including:

  • Emergency sh…

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Haiti Appeal

March 7, 2010

International charities are appealing for donations to help Haiti. In the UK the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) - an umbrella group which launches and co-ordinates responses to major disasters overseas - has launched a Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

The DEC represents 13 charities, many of which have…

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