On 20 September a cohort from an informal syndicate of 15 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) visited No 10 Downing Street with a petition signed by 30,237 people urging, the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, to fund the humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa.
Currently, there are 50 million people in the region who are pushed towards either starvation in the Horn or famine in neighbouring Somalia. Bert Smit, CEO of ADRA-UK said, "The situation in the Horn of Africa is heart-rending. They are experiencing the worst drought for 40 years. Together with other major NGOs we are seeking to advocate that the Government not only address the current crisis but to galvanise the international community to help."
You can help to support ADRA-UK's humanitarian response to emergencies, like the Horn of Africa, you can do so, by donating at www.adra.org.uk/emergencies