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The British public has contributed £42 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for more than 10 million people in East Africa.
The African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, has made an emotional appeal to the world to provide emergency aid to the famine-hit region.
Donations from the UK public to the emergency appeal for people suffering from severe food shortages in East Africa have now exceeded £15 million.
Christian Aid has called on the Kenyan government to open a refugee camp that is currently standing empty to cope with the 1,400 new daily arrivals.
Three months after floods began in Pakistan, aid agencies are concerned that 99 cases of cholera across the country have now been publicly confirmed.
The DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal has now reached £47 million, Disasters Emergency Committee chief Brendan Paddy has announced.
The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK is encouraging corporate donations as part of its drive to raise money for flood-stricken Pakistan.
The Disasters Emergency Committee says that for the first time in 45 years it has seen donations rise during the second week of an appeal.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Elders group want people and governments to give “more quickly and generously” to flood-stricken Pakistan.
The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK has expressed grave concern following reports of cholera in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.