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Stewart's Putting the Boot in to Famine

Kick-a-thon for Yemen and East Africa for Doctors of the World UK because 17 million near death in East Africa, 10m in Yemen

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Famine Emergency Appeal: Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya and Yemen

More than 20 million people in five countries – Yemen, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Nigeria – are facing starvation and famine. Please support our emergency appeal.

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"Doctors of the World is an independent humanitarian movement providing vital medical care to excluded people in the UK and across the globe.We strive to give a voice to the most marginalised, reporting on violence, injustice and unmet health needs wherever we find them.Our vision is a world without barriers to health, where healthcare is recognised as a fundamental right.On behalf of our medical staff and the patients you will enable us to assist, thank you for your support of our work."

These guys are doing great work in parts of the world where the situation is catastrophic. 

In 2017, 16 million people are on the brink of starvation and desperately in need of food, water and medical treatment. Drought and conflict mean that people are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Niño on record.


In Yemen an estimated 17 million people are considered food insecure and 6.8 million severely food insecure - 3 million more than in January 2017.
About 3.3 million children and pregnant or breast-feeding women are acutely malnourished, including 462,000 children under five who face severe acute malnutrition.

We can help them. 

Last year you guys helped make my punch-a-thon for refugee charities one of the top 3% of earners on the Just Giving platform, for which much thanks. Please give £50 or more. These days that's the price of 4 semi-decent bottles of wine and I'm sure you can forego that pleasure in the month of April for this cause.  

Let's try to raise even more this time. I'm doing 6,000 kicks against various punchbags on the afternoon of 30 April. Last year various politicians' pictures on the bags helped maintain the intensity: open to requests this time around for who you would like to see up there.  

 


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