helping with the famine
Owen Barder has a great post on the seriousness of the famine in the Horn of Africa, which, by all accounts, will get much worse before it gets better, including a discussion of the political roots of the crisis. He also links to ways people in the UK and in the US can donate. Siena Antsis notes that Canadian citizens can have their donations matched by the Canadian government and provides details here.
We can all afford to skip a few meals out, a new outfit, or a month's worth of coffees in order to have the money to help out in this situation. I hope you'll choose to do so as well.