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Famine in Somalia

By Karlaew1 @simplelivingfam

Somalia is facing a food crisis and famine.

Famine in Somalia

Al Shabab, a group aligned with Al Qaeda, forced Western aid organizations out of the country in 2010 during the worst drought that they had experienced in sixty years.

This month, Shabab pulled out of the capital of Mogadishu. The city is now in the hands of the government and is filled with 100,000 famine victims that are looking for help.

I don’t know about you, but the images of starving Somalian children have been absolutely breaking my heart. How can we help? There are many organizations who are doing great work, that could use our support. Here are a few of them:

  • Save the Children – Saves lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs
  • CARE – Humanitarian organization fighting poverty that places a special focus on working alongside poor women
  • Unicef – Provides children with health care and immunizations, clean water, food, education, and emergency relief
  • Doctors Without Borders – International medical humanitarian organization who operates independently of any political, military, or religious agendas

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