I had to come back today. After my 3 day maternity leave from 365give after adopting a beautiful little boy just a week ago I am back more dedicated than ever.

There is no greater motivation to change the world than your children.

How can we sit back and not want to make the world a better place for all the children?

Day 257: Give 357

  • What about the 30,000 children that have already died in the last 3 month in the Horn of Africa?
  • Are you motivated to help them?
  • Are you motivated to help change the world to make it a better place for the children that suffer so much?

What if you got a letter from Bono in your inbox today. Yes “the” Bono. Today I did and I have to share his message.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYZWZ6N-6tc&feature

Watch the video, read the letter and sign the petition. It’s an easy give and the message is clear.

Famine is a man made disaster. Be part of the solution. 

ONE doesn’t want you money they want your voice. 

Dear Jacqueline,

I’ve been known to drop the occasional expletive, but the most offensive F word to me is not the one that goes f***.  It’s F***** – the famine happening in the Horn of Africa, mainly Somalia.

Dear world leaders,

The famine in Somalia could kill 750,000 in the coming months, and tens of thousands have already died. When you meet at the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit in November, you have the opportunity to break the cycle of famine and ensure people are hungry no more. Lives are in your hands. Please keep the promises you have made to the 2 billion poor people who depend on farming for their livelihoods.

The reasons for the famine in the Horn of Africa are complex and solutions are difficult, especially in Somalia, but we can’t lose sight of some simple facts:

1. 30,000 children have died in just 3 months.  Thirty thousand.  With over 12 million people at risk.

2. Famine is not a natural catastrophe – drought doesn’t have to lead to famine.  It can be prevented, as we have seen in much of Kenya and Ethiopia.

In the 21st century, it’s an obscenity that people are dying because they can’t get enough food to eat.  Every one of those 30,000 children is part of a family – a son, a daughter, sister or brother.  We can’t imagine what it must be like to starve to death, but most of us know what it’s like to lose someone we love.

Please watch the film and make use of the voice you have — sign the petition.  It will make a difference in putting pressure on world leaders to do more to help those in need right now, and live up to promises already made to invest in the things proven to work – early warning systems…irrigation…drought resistant seeds… and of course, peace and security.

Thanks for reading.

Bono

Time Commitment: 10 seconds

Cost: 0

 

 

 

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