TckTckTck joins activists and bloggers in weekend fundraiser for African food crisis

• August 3, 2011

This weekend TckTckTck is joining a network of environmental organizations, websites, nonprofits, and social media
mavens this weekend in a 48-hour fundraiser to benefit the 12 million people fighting to survive the worst drought to impact East Africa in over sixty
years.

The UN, after declaring famine in two districts in Somalia, last week announced the entire region of southern-Somalia is in danger of slipping into famine.

Participants in this weekend of action include  350.org, Oxfam International,
WiserEarth, tcktcktck, deSmog Blog, Daily Kos, MIT Climate CoLab, Climate
Change: The Next Generation
, BPI CampusMedicMobile, and RedGreenAndBlue.org.

Over the course of the weekend,  experts in the field of humanitarian assistance will
join environmental writers to outline the history of the region and detail how geopolitics, colonialism, ongoing civil wars, climate change and geographic vulnerabilities have combined to create the perfect storm now ravaging East Africa.

For more details on this benefit, read Can You See East Africa: 48 Hours Of Action.


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Karl Burkart is the Digital Communications Director for the GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action, and TckTckTck, a network of 400+ diverse organizations working around the world for greater action on the growing problem of climate change. Karl also blogs on technology and the environment for a variety of publications. You can follow him on Twitter @greendig.

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