Dublin: Trocaire Reeive €5.8m In Donations For East Africa Famine

21 Aug

Trócaire has received €5.8m from the Irish public to go towards its response to the famine in east Africa.

Famine - 10m people are estimated to be affected by drought in east Africa

Famine – 10m people are estimated to be affected by drought in east Africa

The Irish charity said it is planning to spend €7.5m this year as part of efforts to respond to the crisis and will use the public’s money to ‘dramatically increase food distribution over the coming weeks’.

An estimated 10m people have been affected by drought conditions in large areas of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Trócaire said it will target its aid at 450,000 people and will aim to increase the amount of food, water, health and livelihood programmes it has in the region.

During the week charity group Dóchas, which represents over 40 Irish aid agencies, said the Irish public had donated over €12m to various charities dealing with the east African famine.

A further €5.6m has also been donated by the state.

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