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U.N. warns of famine in Africa and western Asia as it seeks billions of dollars to prevent catastrophes ~~~ In the next two months, when the rainy season begins in South Sudan, the dirt roads are expected to turn to a quagmire, making it impossible for aid trucks to pass and leaving 60% of the country inaccessible.
The bulk of the money — $4.4 billion — is needed within the next week to help fight the crisis, David Orr, World Food Program spokesman, said Thursday at a Johannesburg news conference....
Last month, the U.N. declared a famine in two counties in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 100,000 people, areas hit hard for the past three years by successive hunger emergencies because of fighting and attacks. An additional 1 million people in South Sudan are facing a severe hunger emergency and the threat of famine.
Famines are also looming in Somalia, northeastern Nigeria and Yemen, with a total of 20 million people in dire need of food and medical assistance.
Drought has already uprooted 250,000 people in Somalia, according to Susannah Price, of the UNICEF office in Somalia. Many are abandoning rural villages where crops and animals have died, walking to major towns hoping to get access to food aid.
Experts are predicting that rains due in Somalia in coming months will be inadequate. The drought, the worst in decades, comes with warnings the El Nino phenomenon that triggered it could be repeated this year, with meteorological experts predicting at least a 55% likelihood of a rare event — back-to-back El Nino weather patterns." -Text LA Times | Photo New York Times
GAMA will be supporting an upcoming benefit auction with proceeds going to art therapy programs for Syrian children in refugee camps and we want for YOU to get involved.
We are asking for artists to donate works for sale by silent auction during a gala event hosted by the Mawada Foundation in Boston on April 15.
All proceeds will be directed to projects in the Za’atari and Azraq camps in Jordan by Artolution, a nonprofit group that conducts art therapy and mural arts workshops worldwide.
We hope you that you will participate in this event – please see details in the link in bio for art submission and note that the deadlines are coming up QUICKLY.
ALL EMAIL ART SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1 AT 12 PM.
For information on submitting your art for the charity auction, click on the link in the bio
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