Page 2, 13th June 1980

13th June 1980
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Page 2, 13th June 1980 — East Africa disaster appeal launched

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East Africa disaster appeal launched

AN EMOTIVE appeal for aid for eight million people whose lives are in danger in East Africa was launched this week by Britain's five major Third World charities, including the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development. The launch date was brought forward after a horrifying film was shown on News at Ten last Friday with pictures of people dying in north-east Uganda. Christian Aid estimated that it had had about 50,000 letters and about £250,000 sent in since then.

The appeal is to be formally screened on ITV tonight and on BBC next Friday.

The appeal is for refugees and drought victims in Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti, Sudan and Kenya. The appeal says: "This is a major disaster of frightening proportions. The worst fainincin the world. Today some eight million people in East

Africa are at risk. Thousands have already died — many of them children who never knew that life could be satisfying and happy."

The Catholic Institute for International Relations is sending three more volunteers out to its project in the Agabar refugee camp in north-west Somalia. They are a nurse, a nurse-midwife and a midwife.

'two volunteers who have been out there since last September — Marilyn Black and Cecilia fiddle — are returning in July and August. The CIIR is now planning to expand the training in health care and agriculture in the camp and is still trying to recruit a doctor, a laboratory technician and a horticulturalist.

The conditions in the camp are extremely tough with problems of supplies increasing the difficulties of relief workers.

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