East Africa food crisis appeal: A different kind of thanks this Friday

Today, I'm not just thankful that it's Friday. I'm grateful that I have nutritious food to eat and that my family back in Kenya has not been directly affected by the food crisis that has caught the world's attention.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 10.7 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are in need of humanitarian assitance. 25% of Somalia's population has been displaced creating a situation where there are now refugee camps around refugee camps!

People in Kenya, managed to raise $200,000 in 12 hours through mobile phone campaigns. Individual Kenyans, such as Ahmed Salim and his FeedKE campaign, have stepped up to rally their compatriots.

Wherever in the world you are, you can help make a difference too. Below is a compilation of links to donation appeals by different charities. No matter your affiliations, there's an organisation that you can get behind. Please do share information on any other appeals and campaigns that we can support.

Appeals by international charities
CAFOD
Christian Aid
Disasters Emergency Committee
Islamic Relief
Oxfam
Red Cross
Save the Children
UNICEF
Ask5for5
Global Fund for Women

Kenyan appeals
If you're in Kenya, you can use your phone to make a donation, however small, that will be collected directly by the Kenya Red Cross. Use the links below for more information on how to:
MPesa
Airtel
YuCash

You can also use your Visa card to make an online donation.

A positive takeaway
As a Kenyan, it is especially encouraging for me to see Kenyans coming together for a good cause. I echo Truthslinger Mutua Matheka's question: "Now that we know we can unite over causes like #feedke & #kenyansforkenya could we go on & unite against tribalism & bad leadership?"

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your contribution.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Week in review

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Phew! Busy week in life and on the blog. I hope that both life and Afri-love have provided you with a lot of juicy inspiration and food for thought.

Here's a round-up of last week's posts, in case you missed anything:

A huge thanks to you for taking the time to read and share comments, facebook appreciation and tweet love. Remember, you can also get updates via facebooktwitter and by subscribing to the Afri-love feed.

Feedback is incredibly useful to me so, please drop me a line with any comments, suggestions, ideas etc.

Next week, look out for:

  • Quote of the week
  • Design inspiration from old-school music
  • An interview with a Kenyan filmmaker whose got big plans for the industry
  • A little adornment indulgence
  • Celebrating Morocco's Independence Day
  • Reflections
  • TGIF!

Have a fantastic week! Be proud and be inspired.

 :)

Images, starting 2nd from top: art from Cheikh Lo's new album, Jamm; cushion by Yda Walt; fashion by Ihsani Culture; work by Angolan artist António Olé

 

Week in review

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Last week was another busy one on the blog with Afri-inspiration coming from all angles. The new interview series continued with two really energizing interviews with young Africans doing great things for the advancement of our continent.

A round-up of posts incase you missed any:

A huge thanks to you for taking the time to read and share comments, facebook appreciation and tweet love. Remember, you can also get updates via facebooktwitter and you can also subscribe to the Afri-love feed.

Feedback is incredibly useful to me so, please drop me a line with any comments, suggestions, ideas etc.

This coming week, look out for:

  • Quote of the week
  • Africa on film in London town
  • An esteemed African graphic agitator whose uses design as a torch of social good
  • Foxy African-inspired adornment 
  • Interviews with more passionate young Africans doing big things
  • A celebration for Equatorial Guinea's Independence Day
  • Reflections on food and the things we take for granted
  • TGIF! A Fela extravaganza to celebrate the legend's birthday

Have a fantastic week! Be proud and be inspired.

Lulu
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