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William and Kate to see aid work

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Unicef's emergency supply centre in Denmark to view the effort to distribute food and medical supplies to East Africa, St James's Palace has revealed.

The pair will visit the centre in Copenhagen on November 2 with the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark.

Severe food shortages in East Africa are affecting more than 13 million people and the royal party hope to maintain global attention on the crisis, which is worsening with more areas expected to be declared as "in famine" over the next few months.

Currently, 320,000 children in East Africa are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and are at imminent risk of death without immediate assistance.

Unicef's emergency supply centre in Copenhagen is a worldwide co-ordination centre for nutrition and other emergency supplies reaching children in crisis around the world.

Supplies being sent to East Africa include nutritional treatments for severely malnourished children, supplementary foods for their families, vaccines, water and emergency medical kits.

Elhadj As Sy, Unicef's regional chief of Eastern and Southern Africa, said: "Right now, Unicef, along with many other partners, is working tirelessly to ensure that children's lives can be saved across East Africa.

"Every day children are being given food and water thanks to the huge generosity of the public all around the world.

"But, there is so much more to be done.

"As we speak, more than 320,000 children are in grave danger and need life-saving emergency supplies, like those being shipped and airlifted from our warehouse."


From Belfast Telegraph