Saleh Saeed, Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee, says: 


The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) today announced that its appeal for the East Africa Food Crisis has now raised a total of £50 million, to help the 16 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia who are on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of help. 


The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa has raised more than £40m to date. Since the appeal was opened two weeks ago by British figures -  including Bill Nighy, Sir Mo Farrah, Eddie Redmayne and Brenda Blethyn - a steady stream of donations has been flowing in from the public at a rate of over £2,000 per minute. 

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