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Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Charity Work In Africa

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Scarlett Charity WorkScarlett Johansson may be one of the biggest movie stars of our time, but she's not too big to give back to the world around her!

The Oxfam Ambassador traveled to East Africa with the famine relief organization not that long ago and witnessed, first hand, the devastation threatening the lives of 13 million people throughout Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

To discuss those eye-opening numbers, the actress recently sat down with Arianna Huffington for the December issue of Interview magazine, saying:

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Prince William And Kate Partner With UNICEF To Fight Famine In Africa

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Famine is afflicting more than 13 million people (320,000 of them are children) in East Africa and the Royal Couple is stepping in to do something about it!

Prince William and his wife, Kate, have announced their plans to visit a UNICEF center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Nov. 2 in an effort to learn about the distribution of emergency food and medical supplies in East Africa.

Both will help pack food and medical supplies for the crisis, on top of being briefed by UNICEF staff about the situation.

A statement released on behalf of the couple — who got engaged in Kenya — says they "will seek to maintain global attention on the crisis in East Africa, an area well known to the Duke and Duchess, where the situation is getting worse."

Good luck, guys!

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A Glimpse Of ScarJo's Oxfam Charity Work In Africa

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Scarlett Johansson, an Oxfam Ambassador, traveled to Kenya recently to see the emergency relief organization's life-saving work in response to the devastating drought affecting East Africa.

Since escalating to famine, 13 million lives are at risk throughout Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

The actress visited the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya where tens of thousands of Somali refugees have arrived and the experience is nothing short of eye-opening.

Check out the video above for a glimpse of ScarJo's efforts with Oxfam, then click here for more information about the food crisis facing East Africa and how you can help!

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Jack Johnson Donates $30,000 To Africa

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Jack Johnson Donates To Africa

The Banana Pancakes singer has donated $10,000 to three organizations benefiting African famine: UNICEF, Save the Children, The World Food Program.

The following is a statement Jack Johnson posted on his website:

In the midst of the current drought and famine in East Africa, Jack Johnson announces his support of (sic) hunger relief efforts in the region. Jack is donating a total of $30,000 to three organizations working hard to provide food, water, medicine and on-the-ground support for millions of people in the drought stricken areas. All donations will make a difference and every day counts until the rains return in around 100 days.

This is amazing. We wish every celebrity did this.

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