The Islamic community organised nationwide collections outside mosques during Friday prayers in support of the DEC East Africa appeal.
Volunteers from DEC partner agency Islamic Relief held collections at four mosques in London and 11 others across the UK as people attended prayers.


The Disasters Emergency Committee is warning that a toxic mix of drought and violent conflict in South Sudan is fuelling the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. It points out that a staggering 6,000 people a day were forced to flee South Sudan to safety in neighbouring Uganda last month - that’s four refugees every minute.


Keira Knightley, Jon Snow and Tamsin Greig have each stopped in their tracks to support the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal and demonstrate how even the slightest of delays result in massive loss of life. 16 million people across East Africa are on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of help.

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