Thanks to the action you took on fighting famine in the Horn of Africa, world leaders are responding to public pressure and coming forward to help stop the starving.
220,000 supporters who signed our petition calling on governments to provide full, immediate funding to the food crisis. Since our campaign launch two months ago, an additional $700 million has been committed for the crisis, and a further $970m promised, including increases from Australia, Germany, the European Union, African countries and others.
This past Saturday, our CEO addressed the UN Emergency Summit and submitted the petition you signed. “While drought may be act of nature, famine is not. More than 200,000 of our members have added their voices to a global petition calling for world leaders to act now,” he declared.
(ONE CEO Michael Elliott addresses the United Nations meeting)
But we cannot lose momentum. ONE will continue to campaign on this vital issue. We’ll increase our pressure on leaders of wealthy countries when they meet at the G-20 Summit, demanding that they keep their promises to ensure people across Africa are hungry no more. Watch out for this new phase of the campaign being launched next week with some high profile supporters.
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