Group of young Somalis aims to help drought victims

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Are you listening young people?! Inspiring article on the power of individuals to create positive change: As photos of famine come to Central Minnesota from 8,000 miles away, local Somalis are organizing assistance to send across the Atlantic.


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Photos of the dayA Somali refugee child waits outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) transit centre in Dolo Ado near the Ethiopia-Somalia border August 11, 2011. The U.N. refugee agency and a government agency have established four camps along the Ethiopian border with Somalia to accommodate a refugee population that now exceeds 120,000, most of whom are victims of drought and famine; the worst in decades, and has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)
August 11, 2011 nationalpost

nationalpost:

Photos of the day
A Somali refugee child waits outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) transit centre in Dolo Ado near the Ethiopia-Somalia border August 11, 2011. The U.N. refugee agency and a government agency have established four camps along the Ethiopian border with Somalia to accommodate a refugee population that now exceeds 120,000, most of whom are victims of drought and famine; the worst in decades, and has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

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Somali famine spreads to three more areas, says UN

Definition of Famine
More than 30% of children must be suffering from acute malnutrition
Two adults or four children must be dying of hunger each day for every group of 10,000 people
The population must have access to far below 2,100 kilocalories of food per day (source)
August 4, 2011 newsflick

newsflick:

Somali famine spreads to three more areas, says UN

Definition of Famine

  • More than 30% of children must be suffering from acute malnutrition
  • Two adults or four children must be dying of hunger each day for every group of 10,000 people
  • The population must have access to far below 2,100 kilocalories of food per day (source)

July 20, 2011

"Our heart is broken when we see mothers telling us that after having walked for days to reach safety, they have lost their children along the way [and] to see children dying and then doctors not being able to help because it is too late." If you’re looking for a way to help, please read this article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/10/how-to-help-somalia_n_894117.html