Prevent Millions of People From Dying in Famine

Target: Rex Tillerson, United States Secretary of State

Goal: Contribute to United Nations funding to respond to famines in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.

Severe hunger and famine are affecting families in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen and 20 million people are going hungry. Without knowing from where or when their next meal will come, these people desperately need financial aid. The United Nations aims to raise $5 billion dollars to contribute to famine prevention.

The famines that are affecting these countries touch everyone in the population: 1.4 million children have been identified as being severely malnourished. The inability to properly nourish the people of these countries has resulted in displacement, crippled economies, and ineffective social-service delivery networks. Ongoing humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent living conditions from getting worse and eventually to improve daily life in these nations. With proper funding, the UN relief efforts can prevent famine, save lives, and ultimately avert a large-scale, preventable human catastrophe. The United States is ranked fifteenth on the list of contributors to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund and could contribute far more to this financial relief effort. Sign this petition to urge Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, to pledge lifesaving funds to the famine appeal.


Dear Secretary Tillerson,

20 million people including 1.4 million children are suffering from famine and malnutrition in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. The United Nations is raising funds to help respond to this humanitarian crisis that has left children hungry, displaced families, and crippled local economies.

Millions of people do not know from where or when their next meal is coming. You cannot allow suffering like this to exist without pledging lifesaving funds to the relief effort. I urge you to allot funding to the United Nations famine appeal in order to prevent people from going hungry, save lives, and help reverse what is a large-scale but preventable human catastrophe.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    stop it! feed them now!

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