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320,000 children on the brink - please support relief efforts in Africa

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The American public has been hugely generous in their response to news of the devastating crisis unfolding in East Africa, and life-saving supplies are getting through to children and families affected.

But the humanitarian crisis in East Africa has left more than 320,000 children so severely malnourished that they are at imminent risk of starving to death unless they get urgent help. For those suffering, we desperately need to make sure people see and feel the urgency of this crisis and urge them to help if they can.

On Wednesday November 2, 2011, their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be making a special visit to UNICEF’s global Supply Center in Copenhagen to help put the global spotlight back onto the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

Please join them and help shine the spotlight on the continuing crisis. Pledge to support additional efforts to provide aid to the many thousands of children who are in need of urgent nutritional and medical help. As we speak more than 320,000 children are in grave danger and need lifesaving emergency supplies.

So far, UNICEF has delivered more than 10,000 metric tons of supplies to the region, treated 108,000 severely malnourished children in therapeutic feeding centers, vaccinated 1.2 million children against measles and provided 2.2 million people with access to safe water.

Relief organizations like UNICEF desperately need every single person to help them continue their work. Please pledge to support life-saving efforts in the Horn of Africa.

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