DROUGHT & FAMINE ARE SWEEPING THE HORN OF AFRICA. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE FACING DEATH.
ON 30 JULY 2011, 103 THE EYE LOCAL RADIO FOR MELTON MOWBRAY & THE VALE OF BELVOIR DEDICATED ALL ITS BROADCASTING OUTPUT TO SUPPORT THE DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE EAST AFRICA CRISIS APPEAL.
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18 April 2012
UN calls Emergency meeting: "This is a Children's Famine" - originally posted 25.7.2011
In recent days famine has been declared in two areas of Somalia.
Eye-witnesses report that thousands have already died.
Concern has been expressed that Somalia's rebel forces are exacerbating the humanitarian difficulties and refusing access by some agencies, fortunately not those associated with the DEC.
Today an emergency meeting was held in Rome at the UN's Food & Agricultural Organisation, called by the French Government which currently chairs the G20.
Josette Sheeran, Head of the World Food Programme, was in Somalia last week and reported to the meeting that half a million children will die in, "The worst food crisis many of us have ever seen."
She said, "This is a children's famine."
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