Famine has been declared in southern Somalia and malnutrition rates are at emergency levels across the Horn of Africa. Over 2.3 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are estimated to be acutely malnourished, with over half a million severely malnourished children at risk of imminent death.

UNICEF is rapidly delivering emergency supplies to the affected areas:

  • expand blanket supplementary feeding to reach 360,000 children
  • enable 2.5 million children to receive measles vaccination
  • double the capacity for the treatment of severely malnourished children to 200,000 children.
  • provide psychosocial support, recreational and education activities for children
  • expand measles and vitamin A campaign for 158,000 children
  • provide HK$10.9 million (US$1.4 million) in emergency supplies for children in camps and drought-affected areas
  • provide temporary learning spaces, education and recreation kits to school
  • expand measles outbreak response for 652,500 children under 5 years in drought-affected areas
  • support vaccination to refugee children aged 6 months – 15 years old
  • dispatch UNICEF emergency supplies of HK$9.3 million (US$1.2 million) to the Somali region

UNICEF humanitarian requirements for 2011 have been revised to HK$2.33 billion (US$ 300 million) for life-saving interventions to reach the increasing numbers of children and women suffering in the Horn of Africa.

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Donation for the Horn of Africa Emergency Relief :
1. Online Donation
2. Direct Bank- in
HSBC : 567-354014-004
Bank of China : 012-875-1-0810855
Wing Lung Bank : 020-601-003-76352
Bank of East Asia : 015-260-81-012100
3. Donation Hotline : 2833 6139
4. PPS
UNICEF merchant code: 6012
Please select bill type 3 ‘Emergency’
5. Cheque : Payable to “Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF” (Please send us the cheque with personal details with remark ‘Africa’ at the back and send to ‘Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, 3/F, 60 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong’.)

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