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DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

Matt Baker presents the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal.


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Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa.

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If we don't act now, it will get much worse.

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In all, 22 million people are estimated to need

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some form of humanitarian assistance.

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And the DEC says drought and conflict

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have left 16 million on the brink of starvation

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and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment.

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The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan.

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And in Somalia, parts of Kenya and Ethiopia,

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people are also now dying of hunger.

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Women and children are suffering the most.

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More than 800,000 children under the age of five

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are severely malnourished.

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Without immediate help, they are at risk of starving to death.

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On top of this, outbreaks of cholera are making life even harder.

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These images may make us feel helpless,

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but we CAN make a difference.

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DEC member charities are already delivering life-saving assistance

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in all affected countries.

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But they need your help

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to reduce the scale and the severity of this crisis.

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There is plenty of food in this world.

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Nobody should be dying of starvation in 2017.

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For a malnourished child in this situation,

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£5 could provide a week's food.

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£25 could provide a month's supply of life-saving peanut paste.

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£60 could provide clean drinking water for two families for a month.

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And £100 could provide supplies to a clinic

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treating severely malnourished children for a whole week.

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You can give any amount online by going to...

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To donate £5...

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Texts cost £5

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and the whole £5 goes to the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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You must be 16 or over and please ask for the bill payer's permission.

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For full terms and conditions, go to dec.org.uk.

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Whatever you give will make a difference.

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I know the people of the UK have risen to the challenge many times

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when faced with this type of situation.

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Your generosity is inspirational, and it's admired across the world.

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Let's not let the people of East Africa down. Thank you.

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Matt Baker presents the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal.

You can give by calling 0370 60 60 610 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply), Text HELP to 70000 to give £5 or send a cheque payable to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal to:

DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal PO Box 999 London EC3A 3AA.