Help stop the starving - and its causes
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Help stop the starving - and its causes

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Parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing one of the worst droughts for 60 years, and more than 12 million people are desperately in need of food, clean water and basic sanitation.

Despite the urgency of the situation, most world leaders are responding too slowly. 

While there is an immediate need for emergency aid, at the same time leaders cannot drop the ball on long term solutions as has too often happened in the past. 

World leaders must find ways to get back on track with their promises to make long-term investments in food and farming in Africa, for example investing in seeds and fertilisers now to take advantage of the expected good rains later in the year. There is much that can still be done to save lives now and prevent similar disasters returning in the future.

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Tell world leaders
Please urgently provide the full funding that the UN has identified as necessary to help people in the Horn of Africa, and please keep your promises to deliver the long term solutions which could prevent crises like this happening again.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Famine in Somalia: Never again, again

      by ONE

      The following post comes from Jamie Drummond, the Executive Director of ONE.
      It’s over a month since famine was declared in Somalia and alarm bells clearly rung about serious food shortages across Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. 12 million...

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures

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    • Jean-Bernard DESCHAMPS LE MANS, FRANCE
      • about 3 years ago

      There is a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY in case of systematic :

      * Genocide

      * Persecution

      * Apartheid

      * Torture

      * Mass rapes

      * Forced disappearances

      AND

      Doing nothing against extreme poverty (and its most hardcore variant, stravation) when we have the means and resources to prevent it !

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    • Marion Fedrick COLUMBIA, SC
      • about 3 years ago

      The reason is that no human in this world should starve because there is still enough food for everyone, the business types say there's plenty of food for those who can afford it.

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    • Shawneen Bentley ALIQUIPPA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Hunger is the most terable thing that someone has to go through! No one should have to go through that.

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    • Shannon Ware SURFSIDE, SC
      • about 3 years ago

      It is mind boggling in todays society that this is still afflicting any human being!

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    • Denise Lowe NEW WINDSOR, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      In America alone we throw away tons of food. a day. Why can't we help nsupply people who are straving to death with food. We do not seem to have a problem fighting other countries,, so why not feed instead of fight

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