Monday, March 06, 2006

Remember that Make Poverty History nonsense?

Remember all that guff at Live8 and the G8 summit last summer - all the Geldof and chums self-congratulatory, self-promoting heartfelt appeals, all the Blairy-fairy rubbish about saving starving Africans?

Well, it's had precisely tit all impact - aid groups are predicting death tolls of upwards of 11 million over the coming months as vast swathes of central/eastern Africa head into the spring after two years without rainfall.

They have no food, no water, and no hope. They are already dying, and it hasn't even begun to get REALLY hot yet.

Time to help out, folks:

  • Red Cross Horn of Africa Bulletin
  • Christian Aid East Africa appeal
  • Oxfam Food Crisis appeal
  • 1 Comments:

    Anonymous david.c said...

    On the other hand, I understand the UK has recently sold millions of pounds worth of military hardware to some of the poorest African States. These things balance themselves out in the end and I'm sure by now that Sir Geldof and his colleagues have been amply reimbursed for their efforts.

    3/06/2006 02:55:00 pm  

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