Joe and Jessica are just one of many A-listers who are stepping up to fight famine in Africa — more than 30,000 children have died in just three months!
Joe Jonas is promoting his new solo album, Jessica Alba just had a baby but these stars aren’t too busy to stand up for what is right! The actors are a part of Bono‘s new ONE PSA titled The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity. The PSA was created in an effort to raise awareness for the tens of thousands of children that died of starvation in 2011.
The Horn of Africa is a peninsula in East Africa, which is home to Ethiopia and Somalia. They are currently facing their worst drought in more than 60 years and it’s threatening the lives of more than 12 million people.
“More than 30,000 children have died in just 3 months. Mothers are forced to decide who to feed and who to let die. In 2011? That’s obscene,” Bono says. “This is complicated, no-one’s pretending it’s easy – Somalia has been without a functioning government for 20 years – but droughts don’t have to result in famine, just look at Ethiopia and Kenya who have preventative policies in place. There are things that can be done, and if we really believe the life of a child in East Africa is worth the same as the lives of our own children, we have to act.”
The PSA is calling for world governments to provide the $650 million needed for assistance, and to fulfill their commitment to invest $22 billion in agriculture for African governments.
The petition needs 500,000 signatures — to show your support you can sign up by clicking here!