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Kahina’s Call to Action for East Africa Crisis

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Dadaab Refugee Camp

While we at Kahina Giving Beauty are committed to helping the impoverished women of Morocco, there are times we feel we need to turn our attention to urgent problems in other parts of the world.

Now is one of those times.

The worst drought in 60 years has devastated parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, prompting the United Nations to declare a famine July 20th.Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, offering relief to those escaping famine and a brutal civil war in Somalia, is 320,000 people over capacity and growing every day by the thousands.Aid efforts are chronically under-funded.What’s more, women and children are among the hardest hit.Children are most susceptible to malnourishment and many die on the way to the refugee camps or upon arrival.Violence against women is commonplace.

I want to help and I hope you will join me.

In an effort to extend aid where help is needed most urgently, Kahina Giving Beauty will donate $10 from the price of EACH product on our website from 8/1 to 8/7.Proceeds will go to support the International Rescue Committee (IRC) East Africa drought relief program.A substantial 92% of all donations to the IRC go directly to their humanitarian programs. The International Rescue Committee is continuing to provide water, food, health care and other lifesaving aid to thousands of people in Somalia, and in neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya.

Funding is urgently needed to address the most pressing humanitarian needs including: clean water, basic sanitation to prevent the spread of disease, emergency health care, nutrition support (especially for children under five), protection of women and children (particularly girls), and safe, reliable livelihoods for those who have lost crops, livestock, and other sources of income.

Please share and spread the word to raise awareness and funds.

IRC, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict.

Information concerning International Rescue Committee, Inc., including financial, licensing or charitable purposes(s) may be obtained, without cost, by writing to: International Rescue Committee, Inc., 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168, or by calling 212-551-3000 or 1-877-REFUGEE or by contacting any of the state agencies:

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.Maryland – For the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401; Mississippi – The official registration and financial information of the IRC may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167.Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.New Jersey – INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charity/chardir.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.New York – Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.North Carolina – Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 807-2214.The license is not an endorsement by the state.Pennsylvania – The official registration and financial information of the IRC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999.Registration does not imply endorsement.Virginia – State Division of Consumer Affairs, Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.Washington – Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1-800-332-4483.West Virginia – Residents may obtain a summary from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.Registration with any of these states does not imply endorsement.

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