Written by Phyllis Richards
The United Nations has declared that southern Somalia is in the midst of famine – a situation so bad that more than 3 in 10 children are acutely malnourished and people are dying daily. A severe drought has killed crops and livestock across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, leaving more than 13 million people without enough food.
You can help today.
Through the United Church of Christ, Church World Service and the ACT Alliance, humanitarian workers are providing food and other essential aid in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. While a civil war continues in Somalia, we are reaching people in the country and in enormous camps along the borders. Please make a secure online donation today for the Horn of Africa response.
Next, please speak out about the need for continued U.S. humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa. Aid that saves a life or creates a more secure future for children is not wasteful spending. Our leaders need to hear this message now more than ever. Write a letter to your Congressional representative or local newspaper. Letters can be sent from the UCC Mission 1 Website.