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11 July 2011

I am thinking of East Africa

I am thinking of East Africa. The UN is calling the crisis a "pre-famine". Millions of people are at risk. Malnutrition rates for children are 5 times higher than normal in some areas. Hundreds of thousands of animals have starved to death, and it is livestock that provides much of the income in the region.

Lots of factors: drought, conflict, political divisions, climate change, rising food prices...
Lots of suffering.

So, let us do what we can. Today.
Please, let's stop a famine from happening 
Photo: A gravestone, Rotorua, New Zealand
Text: For information on Oxfam's work: http://www.oxfam.org.hk/en/eastafricacrisis.aspx

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