East African Famine

Rotary members and  Rotary  Clubs looking to support the famine affecting  16 million people in  East Africa should direct any funds to the Disasters  Emergency  Committee  (DEC)  or Rotary box charities in order to provide immediate aid and avoid delay in supporting those most in need. The Rotary in  Great Britain and  Ireland Donations Trust is focused on long-term community and restoration projects, and given the need for rapid response to the emergency, they, along with the  International  Service  Committee, feel this is the most appropriate course of action for Rotary members looking to donate. The  DEC  member charities include the likes of  Oxfam, Save the Children and the British Red Cross.