Niall Horan supports the East Africa Appeal with Save the Children & DEC
March 20, 2017:
Niall has potentially reached millions of people with his post helping to bring attention to the crisis of famine and drought facing regions of Africa today. Both Niall and Harry Styles have used their social media accounts to bring awareness of world humanitarian causes to millions of their fans. (See more about this in our 23.03.17 article )
United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien shares this information about his recent visit to regions of east Africa:
“We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN. Without collective and coordinated global efforts”, he warned, “people risk starving to death and succumbing to disease, stunted children and lost futures, and mass displacements and reversed development gains.”
It is estimated that as many as 20 million people will die from famine and lack of drinkable water; over 800,000 of these are children under the age of five suffering from severe malnourishment most of their lives. This catastrophe greatly affects a child’s mental and physical development at a crucial stage of life and their ability to grow and function should they survive the famine.
Below, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) makes their appeal: (shared from the BBC for DEC site)
The U.K. has led the way with a real start in making a difference in these war-torn, famine stricken areas of the world suffering through drought.
You can be part of the answer to this humanitarian catastrophe by becoming involved with organizations like @savechildrenuk or @decappeal today. Here are some ways that help can be given: