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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.

In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Nino on record.

Women, children and older people are suffering the most; more than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death. 

DEC member charities are already delivering life-saving assistance in all affected countries. But, they need more money to help reduce the scale and severity of the crisis.

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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 has devastated millions of people's lives.

"Right now, more than half the population don't have enough food. Almost a quarter face starvation. Families are living with no water or electricity."

The charity said vital support could be given to people in desperate need with the help of the British people.

It said 14 million people did not have enough food, and 3.3 million mothers and children were acutely malnourished.

Less than half the country's health facilities were functioning fully and they faced severe shortages of medicines, equipment and staff, it added. [Source: BBC]

In the midst of conflict, DEC member charities are reaching millions of people across the country with lifesaving aid but much more needs to be done.

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