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10 Children Dying Each Day in Kobe Refugee Camp

I'm writing to you from Nairobi, where I'm helping coordinate our emergency response in East Africa.

Last week, we asked you to help us spread the word about the growing crisis in East Africa – by sharing our updates on your Facebook and Twitter, and with your family and friends. Your response was inspiring.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is this humanitarian crisis is deepening. The famine is expected to spread to all of southern Somalia in the coming weeks. Suspected cases of cholera -- a diarrheal disease that can kill in a matter of hours -- in refugee camps could escalate this emergency.

And now, the UN reports that at the Kobe refugee camp in Ethiopia, an average of 10 children under the age of five has died every day.

It’s time to act. Click to give. Your donation today can save lives.

Twenty years ago, I witnessed first-hand the devastation of another famine in Somalia. Two decades later, International Medical Corps has built vast networks of staff and partners on the ground, who as you read this, are responding to this crisis. Our efforts are working – but so many more vulnerable people need to be reached.

Click to donate. With your help, we have the power to relieve their suffering.

With our partners, Wings of Help, Lufthansa, and International Relief Teams, we airlifted 90 tons of medicine, food, and humanitarian supplies to East Africa, where we are distributing them to the families and children who need it most. We’re in the camps, providing care and nutrition to refugees and we’re expanding our existing operations outside of the camps to reach drought-affected communities.

We know we can count on your support because you’ve already shown how much you care – please, give today and help us relieve their suffering. You can make a difference