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Ethiopia food crisis appeal

Temesgen, 7, and his family are suffering in Ethiopia's food crisis. The children suffer from Kwashiorkor, a malnutrition disorder.

Temesgen, 7, and his family are suffering in Ethiopia’s food crisis. The children suffer from Kwashiorkor, a malnutrition disorder.

Ethiopia is a beautiful and lush country but a food crisis caused by failed crops is now turning into a full-blow crisis that demands urgent action.   Over ten million people are at risk and as always, children are the most vulnerable, with many of them in a dangerous situation.   Already they are feeling the effects of malnutrition and with the dry period that has caused the crisis set to continue, there is great concern the situation may get much, much worse.

ChildFund is launching its ‘Ethiopian Food Crisis Appeal’ to help bring immediate assistance to  affected children and their families, who are at most at risk.

For more information you can read our news posts: here and here.

YOUR SUPPORT IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO HELP PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THOSE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES MOST AT RISK.

PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP BY DONATING NOW.  YOU CAN MAKE A PAYMENT ON LINE USING A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD HERE

Alternatively you can phone us at 1800 22 10 10 (Freephone) or 01 6762128 to arrange a donation.

Postal donations should be marked ‘Ethiopia Food Crisis Appeal’ and sent to ChildFund Ireland, 22 Windsor Place, Dublin 2.

Those wishing to donate in person through their bank can do so using the following details:

Name of Account: ChildFund Ireland

Bank Address: Bank Of Ireland, O’Connell St, Dublin 1

A/c              68054267

S/c              90-00-33

BIC Code:    BOFI IE2D

IBAN Code: IE50 BOFI 90003368054267

 

Thank you so much!

ChildFund Ireland

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