The Horn of Africa is currently going through a catastrophic famine due to the worst drought the region has faced in over 50 years. Over 10 million people are in great need of humanitarian assistance including 2 million children. Malnutrition takes a heavy toll on the body and makes it susceptible to diseases such as measles and malaria. Not only are hundreds of thousands in danger of dying, but the long term effects of it will last for generations. The need is great but the supply is minimal.
What can you do to help?
Fast for the Famine:
The Middle Eastern Medical-Service Organization (MEMO) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) are asking you to give up a meal or anything you can on Tuesday September 13th and donate any money you would have spent during the day to help the famine relief efforts.
To end your fast, we invite you to BONDURANT G100 at 6:30 pm for dinner and a screening of the documentary "Living in Emergency" that follows Doctors without Borders on assignment. If you would like to watch the trailer, visit the website: http://www.livinginemergency.com/.
MEMO and PHR members will be collecting cash donations during lunch (12-1pm) on the main floor of MBRB and Bondurant on the following days:
Tuesday, September 6th (MBRB and Bondurant)
Wednesday, September 7th (Bondurant)
Tuesday, September 13th (MBRB and Bondurant)
All donations will be sent to the United Nations World Food Programme to help provide food to the hungry in East Africa.
Visit our links section to find out about more organizations working towards famine relief.
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