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East Africa facing food shortage

22 million are in need of direct food assistance in East Africa

Drought, conflict and poor governance has left 3.5 million children suffering from severe malnutrition in East Africa, along with 22 million people who are severely food insecure. Children and families in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are all being affected.

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Children at risk as winter approaches the Middle East

With winter just days away, millions of children affected by the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq are facing a winter without warm clothing and heating, UNICEF warns. The UN agency for children emphasizes that many children already live on the brink, internally displaced within their own country or living as refugees in neighboring countries. Forced to flee their homes with little or no possessions, these families are increasingly vulnerable to the freezing temperatures and storms common to the region where UNICEF is responding.

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A 360 view into how safe water changes communities

In Peru, one in seven people (many of whom are children) do not have access to safe, drinkable water and are susceptible to water-borne illness. To draw attention to the lack of access to safe drinking water, the Clorox brand team and AOL partnered to create a 360 video to allow others to immerse themselves in a community in Peru that has benefitted from a program Clorox developed to address this problem and drive donations to it.

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