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Everything Everywhere – East Africa Famine Appeal

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UNICEF is urgently appealing for emergency assistance for the millions of children affected by the drought and food crisis across the Horn of Africa. The situation in the region is worsening by the day, with drought, famine and rising food prices affecting more than 12 million people. Children are most vulnerable, with UNICEF estimating that more than two million children in the Horn of Africa region are affected and a child is dying from starvation every six minutes in Southern Somalia, the worst hit area.

UNICEF is scaling up life-saving efforts by providing malnourished children with life-saving emergency food, access to safe water and sanitation, as well as preventing the spread of killer diseases including measles through vaccination campaigns.

UNICEF is the main provider of life-saving emergency food for children in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti but need more funds urgently to reach children in the worst affected regions as quickly as possible to prevent more children from dying.

Just £5 can help feed a child for an entire week.

Everything Everywhere, which runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands, and is UNICEF UK’s official disaster and emergency response partner, has launched a text donation appeal to encourage customers to help UNICEF save lives in East Africa.

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NFC on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – Video


If you read our full BlackBerry Bold 9900 review earlier this week you would have seen the short overview I did about NFC, Near Field Communications. Clove have kindly sent me a NFC Smart Tag so I have been able to record a short video demonstrating how it works.

Although currently these Smart Tags are not in everyday circulation I do feel that as time goes on the this technology will have real benefits, in particular if making wireless mobile payments takes off in a big way.

As you will see in the video, using Smart Tags works well and is a quick and easy way to see what someone is advertising/promoting. In addition the tags can securely store personal data such as debit and credit card information, loyalty program data, PINs and networking contacts, among other information.

It is early days for NFC and BlackBerry Smartphones but I am intrigued to what the lies ahead.

You can see the video below:


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