Are you a Gunners fan? then join your team in saving millions of children facing starvation in E Africa
Will you answer the call? More than 16 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia do not know where their next meal will come from and children are at risk of dying from starvation.
Save The Children foundation in collaboration with Arsenal and Arsenal Foundation made a touching appeal on Wednesday to their fans to join them save millions of children who are affected by hunger in the drought-hit region.
In a video published on its social media platforms, Arsenal Midfielder Aaron Ramsey makes a passionate appeal to all Arsenal fans to join him in saving lives of Children in East Africa.
“Millions of children are at risk of extreme hunger in East Africa; in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Our partners Save The Children are on the ground doing everything they can to help. With your support, they can do even more,” Ramsey says in the video.
More than 16 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia do not know where their next meal will come from and children are at risk of dying from starvation.
According to the United Nations, more than 880,000 children in East Africa are severely malnourished and desperately need immediate life-saving food. Without this help, one in five of these children could die.
Disaster Emergency Committee, (DEC) Chief Executive, Saleh Saeed, said
“Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. More than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without urgent treatment, they are at risk of starving to death. “We are hearing that families are so desperate for food that they are resorting to eating leaves to survive. This is something no family should have to endure. “Unless we act now the number of deaths will drastically increase. Don’t delay – please donate.” DEC member charities are already on the ground delivering life-saving aid, such as food, treatment for malnutrition and clean drinking water.
To make a donation to the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal visit www.dec.org.uk call the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 610, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office, or send a cheque. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.
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