Launched a disaster emergency committee (DEC) in the United Kingdom appeal to East Africa crisis as at least 16 million people facing hunger in the region. Violence and instability and drought exacerbated by climate change drive people in southern Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia towards starvation and death.
Leading British aid agencies, including World Vision, and the Organization of Islamic Relief and Save the Children Foundation, announced a joint appeal for donations to help millions of people who are in desperate need of food, clean water and medical care.
“Hunger is widely looming across East Africa. Malnourished more than 800,000 children under the age of five strongly and without urgent treatment, they are at risk of starving to death,” said chief executive in December, Saleh Saeed.
“We hear that families in very dire need of food they resort to eating to survive papers and this is something you should have any family to endure what we do not act now, the number of deaths increases dramatically Do not delay – please donate,” is the most complete.The British government said it will match pound for pound the first £ 5M donated by the public to East Africa Crisis Appeal for December.
“In 2017, we face an unprecedented challenge with millions of people are chased by the ravages of famine Britain acted without hesitation – United Kingdom-funded food and water, health care, emergency assistance is delivered across East Africa at the moment, but there is a need Massa to more support, said Minister of international development Preeti Patel to prevent a disaster. ”
“The international community should now follow the example of the World in Britain to save lives and stop the famine before it becomes a stain on our collective conscience. The world can not afford to wait,” he continued.
The southern Sudan, the first country to announce faminesince been associated with 2011. The famine to a long-term civil war that killed thousands and displaced millions since 2013 and faces at least a famine in Unity State 100,000 people – in the upper Nile region – and the suffering of millions across the country from food insecurity.
Half of the population in Somalia is also on the brink of starvation. It resulted in two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall in the acute water shortage, and the decline in food production, and the death of livestock and high food costs, which pushes the country into famine only six years after some 260,000 people starved to death in the state, located in East Africa.
More than 13 million people are currently in need of food aid in Ethiopia – one of the countries most severely affected by the drought – amid fears of increasing the number.It also affected 2.7 million people, at least in the drought-ravaged Kenya, where tensions have become to control the violent waters.