Ask world leaders to act now to stop and prevent famine now

Petition via Global Citizen

NoneChildren are starving and they need your help.

Across Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, millions of people could die from hunger and malnutrition in the weeks and months ahead.

In particular, 1.4 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition and are at risk of dying if we don’t act now.
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UK: Protect the Children of Yemen from Starvation

Petition via Avaaz

A child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But Yemen’s kids aren’t just starving to death: they are being starved. Deliberately.

And our government is one of the biggest suppliers of arms to the coalition doing it.

For two years, British-made bombs have been falling from British-made planes as part of a Saudi-led coalition attacking Yemen. The same coalition is blocking aid into the country, where 4 in every 5 people need emergency assistance. Continue reading

Petition | Don’t make life harder for Oxford’s rough sleepers | Change.org

So it looks like Oxford City Council has decided that rough sleeping isn’t hard enough as it is.

They are proposing a ban on various ‘anti-social activities’ in the city centre (by using new ‘public spaces protection order’ powers, PSPOs). One of the activities Oxford City plan to ban and criminalise is “rough sleeping”.

We at On Your Doorstep believe that the proposed ban is an attempt to cover up the huge housing and homelessness crisis that Oxford faces. We know that with this policy the council are trying to gloss over the long term issue of homelessness and are discriminating against Oxford’s rough sleepers.

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Ask Barclays to retain their Somali MSBs accounts service

Full details on Change.org here : http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-barclays-uk-decision-on-the-somali-msbs-accounts-barclays-to-reconsider-its-decision

Barclays recently announced that they would close their accounts with Somali Money Service Businesses (MSB’s)- some have already been closed and others are facing an uncertain future. Tens of thousands of British Somalis (including Mo Farah, born in the capital Mogadishu) use this service to send money back to their families for basic staples like food – for over 40% of the population, this is the only money they have to live on.

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