Famine in Somalia

by Lauren on July 20, 2011

I was watching CBC this morning, and the UN has declared a famine in Somalia – “tens of thousands of Somalis have already died in the worst hunger emergency in a generation.”  They showed images of children & babies literally starving and it broke my heart. Here’s the article, and CBC has listed a bunch of different websites that you can donate money to:

Donate Now

Canada has already donated 10 million, but for some reason the States and other countries aren’t giving anything. I know it seems like our money won’t go very far, but in this situation it seems like every little bit will help.

Thank you

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Cynthia Follett July 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Lauren I share your feeling regarding the situation in Somalia. Thank you for raising awareness through your blog. It is a difficult subject to discuss but it is too shameful to ignore it.

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Lauren July 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

That’s exactly how I felt.

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Brooke July 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

The hardest thing is that the militants aren’t letting much aid through to the people who need it!!

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Lauren July 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I know! Although some organizations are allowed in and Unicef is one of them, so you can donate through them!

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