Drought fear of charity

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SOUTH Yorkshire workers for a Catholic charity are urging support for an emergency aid appeal for millions affected by the drought crisis in the Horn and East of Africa.

Development agency CAFOD has aid workers and church partners throughout the region who describe the drought as the worst they have ever seen.

They have warned that, unless urgent help is received, the drought will lead to food shortages on an unprecedented scale.

CAFOD manager Angela Powell from Sheffield said: “The rains and crops have failed, livestock are dying, and tens of thousands of people are walking miles in a hopeless search for food and water.

“There is nothing on the horizon that will improve that picture and every likelihood it is going to get much worse. Every donation to CAFOD is having an impact.”