By now, a great many Telegraph readers will have dug deep in response to the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. I know from the Christmas Appeal that your generosity is unparalleled and, at a time such as this, when millions of our fellow human beings are facing death by starvation, how could anyone with a heart fail to be moved?
The Queen herself has made a personal donation to Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk), the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been photographed loading aid supplies into a cargo plane and the Government has pledged to match the first £5 million donated by the public.
I don’t mean to sound glib, while been uncomfortably aware that I probably do, but my generation has seen it all before.
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