Gomez supports Unicef campaign

April 20th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.

The young star has served as an ambassador for the organisation since 2009, and also filmed an emotional appeal for help in the Sahel region, which is experiencing severe drought, leaving families without food, reports dailystar.co.uk.

“Right now more than a million children could die in the Sahel region of west and central Africa. Crops have failed in eight drought-hit countries, leaving families with almost nothing to eat. Children are especially vulnerable when they don’t get the nutrition that they need,” Gomez said in a video.

“Unicef urgently needs your help to buy therapeutic food and medicine to treat the most sick and malnourished children. It can save their lives. Please help right now. I did - will you?” she further said.

To reach out to a larger number of people, the 19-year-old even posted the video on her Twitter page.

“We must save kids in the Sahel Now,” she tweeted.

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