All the coverage surrounding the tsunami over the New Year made me realise that there is a silent tsunami happening every week in Africa due to poverty. These deaths are totally avoidable. I heard about the Make Poverty History campaign when it launched in January and knew I wanted to be a part of it. Being able to help is a privilege.
I found something rather immediate and shocking about hearing those clicks every three seconds. It gives one a sense of panic, a sense of time running out – a challenge for l us to stop it before another one sounds. The deaths of these children are not just some abstract inevitability, but a series of individual ! tragedies we have the power to prevent
Helena Bonham Carter