East Africa Crisis Appeal

Source : Age Cymru
Published on 03 August 2011 01:30 PM

Age Cymru has today welcomed the announcement that the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal to help people in drought-stricken East Africa has raised £42 million so far.

Commenting on the news, the Charity’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Graeme Francis says:

“10 million people in East Africa, including many older people, are desperately in need of humanitarian aid because of effects of the severe drought in that part of the country.

“That the DEC has been able to raise £42 million in just three weeks to help those people who have been affected is a significant achievement and one that the public can be very proud of.

“Age Cymru is urging anyone who has not yet donated to this appeal to give today by visiting the DEC website and finding out about how they can help the people of East Africa”.       

Visit the opens link in new window opens link in new window Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) website.

If you are a journalist and would like further information, please contact Iwan Rhys Roberts on 029 2043 1562, 07739 894 923, iwan.roberts@agecymru.org.uk

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