Help save lives in Africa

There’s been lots of bad news from the Horn of Africa recently – with the UN officially declaring it a famine (first time since the 1980s).

You can donate via the Disasters Emergency Committee who are co-ordinating the relief effort from the UK.

For the first time they are now accepting donations via SMS text message – TEXT 70000 with the word HELP in your message. DEC receives the full £5.

For longer term solutions ONE have launched a petition to put the pressure on world leaders to defend international aid budgets – to this end I’ve had a go at building an embedable widget to use on blogs:

It’s super simple, but interesting to have the ability to do slightly more with the online action system. Looking forward to having creative ideas about generating additional signatures in the future.

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