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March 15, 2017

World Jewish Relief launches East Africa Food Crisis Appeal


World Jewish Relief launches East Africa Food Crisis Appeal

World Jewish Relief has today launched an emergency appeal for the East Africa Food Crisis.

Across the region, 16 million people need immediate food assistance. Hundreds of people have already died of starvation.

Drought, poor rains and conflict have decimated harvests leaving millions of children malnourished and in need of urgent food and medical support.

Donations to World Jewish Relief’s emergency appeal can help the aid agency provide people with emergency food, water and livelihoods in order to survive.

As always, World Jewish Relief will work with trusted partners to ensure their targeted help reaches the most vulnerable people.

Paul Anticoni, World Jewish Relief’s chief executive, said: “This is the worst food security situation the world has seen for decades. With the message of Purim – giving gifts to the poor – still ringing in our ears, we are calling on our community to respond generously as I know they always do. We are proud to be the Jewish community’s response to international disasters and, as ever, we will ensure that supporters’ donations reach the most vulnerable people in this crisis.”

Donations can be made to World Jewish Relief’s East Africa Food Crisis Appeal by going to make a donation.