Charities in the South help tackle famine in East Africa

Communities have joined aid agencies in trying to raise crucial funds to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.

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Ravaged by thirst and hunger; East Africans need help

Described as the worst humanitarian crisis since WW11, charities in the South are desperate to help people in East Africa tackle famine.

Around 20 million people do not known when their next meal will be. Most are in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment.

We speak to:

Nasra Dirir, Amal Kulane and Hibo-Misky Mohamoud, students at SOAS, University of London; Roy Irons, St Peters Methodist Church, Canterbury; Laura Cook, 'All We Can' charity; Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for Worthing East and Shoreham. Also to Dr Idil Osman, Research Associate at the Dept of Development Studies, SOAS.

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