An unprecedented humanitarian disaster has been unfolding in East Africa about half a million are facing the risk of starvation and death. About 150,000 of them are children who go without food for days and weeks.
The cause of the problem is both harsh natural climatic conditions, prolonged drought, poverty and politics. Regardless of the causes, it is simply inhuman to choose not to do anything about the situation.
Therefore, as a one-off special category, Vision2020 decided to extend our assistance through the UNHCR Somalia Relief Appeal. We have donated $7,200 in Oct/Nov 2011 which was matched, dollar for a dollar, by the Australian Government. This means our contribution has doubled in value to $14,400.
Hopefully, some lives were saved with our contribution.