DEC launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

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"I was born in Somalia, and it breaks my heart to hear stories of how families are suffering".

Sir Mo has been named ambassador for Save the Children - one of 13 agencies helping to tackle the crisis.

To make a donation to the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal visit, call the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 610, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office, or send a cheque.

The Financial Times says that a "lack of effective government" and an insurgency by jihadi militia al-Shabaab "have not helped".

The United Nations declared last month that parts of war-torn South Sudan are experiencing starvation, the first time the world has faced such a catastrophe in six years.

The European Union on Friday announced additional funding of more than $177 million to drought-hit East Africa where millions of people face starvation.

South Sudan is causing Africa's biggest refugee crisis with three million fleeing their homes due to civil war in the world's youngest country.

"In 2017, we face an unprecedented challenge with millions of people stalked by the scourge of starvation".

Meanwhile the drought in South Sudan's neighbouring countries Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya has affected crop growth, livestock and access to drinking water.

The long-distance athlete, who recently secured his legacy as Britain's greatest distance runner of all time at the Rio 2016 Olympics, is named today as an Ambassador for Save the Children and his first appeal is to raise awareness of the looming starvation in East Africa.

Mr Johnson loads supplies to treat malnourished children.

"We are hearing that families are so desperate for food that they are resorting to eating leaves to survive". "This is something no family should have to endure", said Saeed, according to the BBC. "We have to act now; millions of lives are at stake - and young children are especially vulnerable".

"We have been working over the long-term with our partners in some of the worst hit areas, but have reached a point where we need more support to help communities facing severe hunger". The reality is the bulk of the money that is donated actually reaches people in need. Millions of Ethiopians are in urgent need of help.

"The worldwide community must. stop the starvation before it becomes a stain on our collective conscience", Patel said in a statement.

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