Eddie Izzard - Eddie Izzard Visits Africa To Highlight Humanitarian Issues
British funnyman Eddie Izzard has embarked on a tour of Africa in a bid to raise awareness of humanitarian issues.
The Cars 2 star jetted off last week (ends25Sep11) to help Unicef, and he kept his Twitter.com fans updated on his daily activities.
Izzard has detailed how the organisation supplies water to locals, but he's been left stunned by the famine and drought crisis in Kenya and Somalia - and one plight in particular has touched the comedian.
In a series of posts on his microblogging page, he writes, "Met Hussein age 2. Severely malnourished & on the edge. 50/50 if he makes it. We can help. If you can in UK text Famine to 70099 2 donate £5.
"£5 (or $7.76) donation to #unicef helps buy this life-saving peanut paste to treat a malnourished child for one week!"