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Serena Williams And Unicef Ambassadors Film PSA For East Africa

10 October 2011 5:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Four of Unicef’s international Goodwill Ambassadors have recorded special PSAs calling on fans to support the charity in its efforts to relieve the devastating famine in the Horn of Africa.

Serena Williams, Angélique Kidjo, Yuna Kim and Ishmael Beah have recorded video messages seeking help for the millions of people facing starvation in East Africa.

The epicentre of the drought has hit the poorest people in the region in an area straddling the borders of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia where families rely heavily on livestock for survival. In some parts of the region, up to 60 percent of their herds have already died while the remainder are either sick or dangerously underweight. The price of animals has plummeted by half while the cost of cereals has soared. In Somalia the price of a main staple sorghum has risen by a massive 240 percent since this time last year.

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