Round the clock coverage of looting on the streets of London, Wall Street taking huge blows, US debt spiralling out of control, there just doesn't seem to be an end in sight.
The story that's not making the front pages of newspapers and prime time news however is the famine in Somalia that has already claimed the lives of over 29 000 people .
However this beautiful country and its people are more than the years of political unrest ,famine and drought. Just like you and I these are people who have dreams for the future, hopes for their children and want to be able to build their lives in the homeland of their forefathers.
Their immediate situation however makes all of this impossible, which is why we must act now!
BUT, it doesn't have to be this way ,because no matter who you are or were you are you CAN help.
Below are a few drop off spots for canned goods and non-perishables as well as websites that you can go to ,to make a donation.
IF YOU ARE IN JOHANNESBURG S.A :
Saturday 6th August : Drop off canned foods and non-perishables at Mc'Donalds Campus Square in Melville from 9 am to 6pm.
Saturday 6th August : Drop off canned foods and non-perishables at Cantina Tequila in Fourways (Behind Cedar Square) on Uranium road from 10 am to 4 pm.
Tuesday 16th August : Drop off canned foods and non-perishables at Shikisha in Newtown from 11 am to 6 pm.
All the goods collected will be forwarded to the Gift of the Givers.
IF YOU ARE IN THE U.S :
Text "SURVIVE" to 20222 to donate 10$
EVERYONE ELSE :
Your donation of 1$ a day for 100 days could KEEP A CHILD ALIVE!
Please log onto www.savethechildren.org/food-crisis-6 for more info, alternatively log onto www.giftofthegivers.org to make a donation.
Because giving is always fashionable - DVF