Famine in East Africa


Ali de Bold
on Jul 19, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

If you've been watching the news over the past few days you've heard that there is a massive famine in East Africa right now.  It's not raining and they are forecasting it won't rain until at least October, which means they have no food.  People are starving to death.  You can read more about it here.

I highly recommend if you can, to set aside some income to make a donation and that you do it right away. They are estimating there are 11 million people in need of humanitarian aid.  We have a lot of discussions on ChickAdvisor about material things we enjoy, but this is so much more important and more worthy of our disposable incomes.

At this link on the right hand side, there are a bunch of charities you can select from to make your donation:

http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/story/2011/07/13/national-somaliadrought.html
 


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Becky
great post! on Jul 20, 2011 @ 09:15 am

It's scary what's going on over there. The drought is affecting over 10 million people across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia and it's the worst of its kind in over 60 years with around 60 children dying every single day.

According to Islamic Relief:

$25 can provide a child with high energy food supplements for a week

$75 can provide clean water to 1000 people

$155 can provide emergency food to 100 families for a day

$230 can treat 10 malnourished children for a month

Here are some more links of organizations that are helping this cause and we can help through them:

http://humanconcern.org/urgent_somalia_drought.php

https://www.islamicreliefcanada.org/client/ssldonate.aspx

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Ali de Bold
Thanks for the additional info, Becky! on Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:37 am

Alex and I made a donation last night. I think this is so, so important. I know there are natural disasters happening all the time and the world constantly needs our support but if we're honest, who will help them if we don't?
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mamaluv
amen! on Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:42 am

Thanks for posting this, guys! You're so right that a small effort on our part can make the world of difference over there. There are many worthy charities out there who are bringing aid, so find one you support whether faith-based or not and save a life!
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Becky
agreed! on Jul 22, 2011 @ 01:15 pm

It's humans helping humans, brothers & sisters helping each other. Disasters, whether natural or otherwise transcends religion and culture, and the help needs to do the same. Good job on supporting them! You're absolutely right, if we don't, who will? And what is them today, could very easily be us tomorrow.
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Becky
great news!!! on Aug 11, 2011 @ 02:11 am

The Canadian government has agreed to match donations made by Canadian citizens from July 6 - September 16.

Human Concern International has agreed to waive the administration fees so that 100% of all your donations will be used for the destitute.

You can learn more here: http://humanconcern.org/urgent?_somalia_drought.php


So please spread the news and donate generously!!
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