Today, over 6 million people in Somalia (which is more than a half of Somalia’s population) are in danger of dying as a result of a devastating famine that spreads across the whole of East Africa.
Snapchat star Jérôme Jarre, famous actor Ben Stiller, YouTube filmmaker Casey Neistat, American football player Colin Kaepernick, social media personality Juanpa Zurita and many others have launched a GoFundMe campaign with a goal to raise $1 million that will go towards buying and delivering food and water to the ones in need. The movement #LoveArmyForSomalia has taken on a snowball effect, reaching millions of social media and internet users.
This social campaign was initially started by Jérôme Jarre, the famous social media personality. He tweeted a video explaining that there are over 20 million people in East Africa who are currently in need of food and water. He also said that traditional media have barely touched on this critical matter, but with the power of social media, they can spread the word across the globe.
🚨MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!!
— JÉRÔME JARRE (@jeromejarre) March 15, 2017
It was later picked up by his friend and a famous actor Ben Stiller, who posted a video encouraging others to take action and spread the word.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 15, 2017
Turkish Airlines, the only airline company that connects the world to Somalia have agreed to provide a cargo plane to deliver over 60 tons of food and water to the people of Somalia. The flight is projected to take off on March 27. Moreover, the airline company has taken this a step further and proposed to ship more containers with food and water on commercial flights.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) March 17, 2017
How Can You Help?
- Share The Message
- Contribute on GoFundMe
- The Cause – http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/04/africa/somalia-drought-deaths/
- What You Can Do To Help – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39248860
- Teen Vogue – http://www.teenvogue.com/story/somalia-famine-drought-turkish-airlines-social-media
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