Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness: Support East Africa

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, just released a special video message, urging the public to support World Vision‘s relief efforts in East Africa.

“World Vision is supporting long-term programs such as drought-tolerant crops, help for herders’ animals, and assistance to families to diversify their income source so that drought doesn’t leave them without an income,” said Hugh. And Deborra-Lee added: “Children are the most vulnerable in times of crisis like this and in the worst hit areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia nearly half a million young people are at risk of malnutrition. Hugh and I have been to Ethiopia, and we’ve seen first-hand the World Vision staff who work on the ground. They’re at the crisis points now providing lifesaving food and water.”

Hugh has been a World Vision ambassador since October 2008. During this time, Hugh has traveled to Cambodia and Ethiopia to see World Vision’s work. Hugh’s trip to Ethiopia in 2009 was captured in an Australian documentary called Seeds of Hope.

Hugh and Deb are parents to son Oscar, 11, and daughter Ava, 6. Watch for the sexy papa to light up the silver screen on October 7th in his new flick, Real Steel.

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