Friday, September 2, 2011

# Horn of Africa # WFP

Battling Hunger in Africa

Whenever I hear the word Africa, I always think about the images of children suffering and dying from famine which I see on the news or on Discovery Channel. It's really sad why it is happening to them. That is why I make sure I get enough food I can eat to prevent left overs since not all people can eat three times a day.

There are 13 million people in the Horn of Africa facing a hunger crisis. The World Food Programme can provide life-saving nutrition to one person for just 50¢ per day (in US Dollars). Donations made here can save lives!

Below is a map that features operational data collected from organizations responding to the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. The featured data was provided by the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) and the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit-Somalia (FSNAU).

Population affected numbers are calculated by the FSNAU according to the urban and rural population estimates and the food security status of that region. Food Security Conditions layer data was provided by FEWS NET. Food security is classified in five IPC phases, with famine being the most severe.

Give your support to feed these people. They need you!
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