Baroness Warsi has sent her best wishes to all those in the UK and around the world celebrating the special day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
"Eid is a time for families and friends, a time of joy and happiness. It is when communities come together, celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan and give generously to those less fortunate than themselves. This year, Eid comes at an especially poignant moment.
"A famine has been declared in parts of Somalia, and across the Horn of Africa. The terrible scenes of devastation have shocked us all. 12.4 million people require life-saving humanitarian assistance.
"I'm proud to say Britain is leading the way in responding to this awful situation, as we did with the floods in Pakistan last year. The British taxpayer is providing life-saving help to over 2 million people across the region, including access to drinking water and treatment for starving children. And members of the public have themselves already donated £53 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal, demonstrating the typical generosity of our country even in difficult economic times.
"But far more needs to be done, I join with Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, and urge you to donate what you can to help save hundreds of thousands of lives in East Africa."