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20 Million People Are Faceing Starvation

UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, says:
"Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. Now, more than 20 million people across four nations face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts people will simply starve to death."

1.4 million Children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition.

Innocent people in Nigeria, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan and Yemen need your help!
I want you to know that you are NOT helpless and there IS something that you can do. We can all help! One person CAN make a difference!

What you can do:
Inform people

The world needs to know that millions of people might die and that We Can ALL Help!

We made it easy for you to inform your friends, co-workers, family and acquaintances about the famine and near famine conditions in East Africa and Yemen. It is easy for you to save lives! Just print copies of the flier provided on this website and hand them out to your co-workers and the community of people you associate with.

Hand people this flyer:

  • Tell them there are more than 20 million people across four nations that face starvation and famine.
  • Tell them we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.
  • Tell them everyone CAN do something to help save thousands of lives.
  • Encourage them to donate to one of these trusted organizations.
  • Encourage them to print off flyers and inform their friends, family, work associates and community.

Example/Scenerio of how YOU can help.

Just hand out a flyer, speak to and inform 50 people, friends, family, work associates etc. Then within 2 weeks' time, out of the 50 people you informed, 10 people donate, and two people take the initiative to print off 50 flyers and talk to 50 more people. Then two more weeks go by and out of those 50 people, 10 people donate and two people print off flyers and tell another 50 people.

Assuming this is a scenario that repeats itself every two weeks, here are the statistics:

  • After 4 weeks: 40 people will have donated and 8 people will be informing others
  • After 6 weeks: 80 people will have donated and 16 people will be informing others.
  • After 12 weeks: 1,280 people will have donated and 256 people will be informing others.
  • After 22 weeks: 20,480 people will have donated and 4,096 people will be informing others.

The example/scenerio above is just one example. Imagine what would happen if you informed 100’s of people. Think about the domino effect you can start! Some of you will save hundreds of lives, some of you will save thousands of lives.

I truly believe that some of you will save hundreds of thousands of lives.

What you can do:
Donate to established organizations

There are many reputable and established organizations that are currently working to provide emergency assistance, lifesaving food, water and medical care in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Ethiopia.

We have provided you with links to donation pages. These are pages that are specifically for collecting funds to help out people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Niger. These donation pages are on the websites of organizations such as Action Against Hunger and Save the Children.

This way you know that your money is going for the purpose of providing for the people who are facing starvation and famine. These organizations already have the infrastructure in place and are currently there saving lives.

Donate to Action Against Hunger

Nigeria — In Nigeria Action Against Hunger launched new emergency programs in Monguno in Borno State, and we have scaled up existing programs in Maiduguri in Borno. Despite extremely challenging conditions, their teams are saving children’s lives and providing safety nets for displaced families.Read More

South Sudan — In South Sudan Action Against Hunger is on the ground in four states of South Sudan: Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Jonglei, and Central Equatoria. They are racing against time to stop the famine from engulfing other areas and taking the lives of more children.Read More

Somalia — In Somalia Action against Hunger is: Targeting 49,000 children under five, as well as pregnant women and nursing mothers, with emergency health screening and lifesaving treatment for severe malnutrition. Delivering emergency food assistance to 72,000 people devastated by drought and conflict. Providing daily supplies of safe water to 55,000 people. Responding to the cholera outbreak with prevention and treatment services, targeting 40,000 people.Read More

Yemen — In Yemen in the past year, Action Against Hunger has provided health and nutrition services to 98,242 people, helped 51,253 people improve their access to food and income, and delivered essential water and sanitation services to 72,664 people.Read More

Donate to Save The Children

South Sudan — In South Sudan Save the Children is the lead health and nutrition provider in six of 10 states. They run 45 health centers and 58 feeding program sites for infants and young children. Read More

Sumalia — In Somalia Save the Children is trucking water to the worst-affected communities, providing cash transfers to thousands of vulnerable families and running nutrition and feeding programs.Read More

Yemen — In Yemen Save the Children is distributing food and operating mobile health clinics – we are consulting and treating 54,160 children under age 5 for malnutrition and supporting more than 820,000 people with food.Read More

Nigeria — In Nigeria Save the Children is distributing food to vulnerable families, reaching nearly 16,500 people. Our teams have established therapeutic feeding centers and outreach centers that provide food for infants and young children suffering from malnutrition. We also run a stabilization center for severely malnourished children with complications.Read More

Uganda — In Uganda Save the Children is operating six refugee sites, and our Emergency Health Unit has helped to rapidly scale-up health services to meet refugees’ needs, including the many children have walked days without food, water or rest.Read More

Ethiopia — In Ethiopia Save the Children is deploying mobile health and nutrition teams. We support children’s nutrition in rehabilitation centers and enroll pregnant and lactating women in supplementary feeding programs.Read More

Kenya — In Kenya Save the Children is conducting nutritional screenings and treatment in 149 sites. We treat children for malnutrition and are providing infant and young child feeding programs.Read More

Niger — In Niger Save the Children is on the ground working to alleviate suffering among child refugees, returnees, internally displaced children and locals through health and nutrition programs, among others.Read More