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East Africa DEC appeal launched

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The Disasters Emergency Appeal will be launched today, calling for aid to help thousands of people fleeing the massive drought which has hit areas of the Horn of Africa.

Brendan Gormley, chief executive of the appeal, assesses whether Brits will donate despite the general sense of financial stress at home.

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