Thursday, August 11, 2011

Famine and Drought Crisis in East Africa


UPDATE: Handbags4Hunger has added the option to support relief efforts in Africa, as one of the choices during checkout.


Cate Turton / Department for
International Development
On July 20th, the United Nations officially declared a famine in parts of Somalia. This is the first time in 11 years that a major famine has been declared. The last one, in 2000, was in the Somali region of Ethiopia.


Here are the facts that are being reported about the current crisis: 
Areas of East Africa, including Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, are experiencing one of the worst droughts in 60 years...


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