Dollar-For-Dollar Appeal for Africa

22 November 2011
Dollar-For-Dollar Appeal for Africa

The Australian Government’s Dollar-for-Dollar initiative will match each dollar donated to appeals run by AusAID-accredited Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) working to alleviate the food crisis in the Horn of Africa from 5 October until 30 November 2011.

It is estimated that over 12 million will be affected by the worst famine and humanitarian crisis in sixty years across the east of Africa. That’s half Australia’s population. The United Nations-declared famine area is currently restricted to two regions of Somalia. But according to the World Food Programme, the drought is affecting people in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti.

UnitingWorld is part of a network of faith-based Non-Governmental development agencies who are responding to the growing effects of the severe food shortages in the Horn of Africa.