Somalia Famine Relief

$28,412 of $50k goal

Raised by 446 people in 1 month
Idyl Mohallim
on behalf of Beth Schmieg
 BROOKLYN, NY
SOMALIA IS ON THE BRINK OF FAMINE.

The world faces a humanitarian crisis with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation and famine.

In Somalia alone, 6.2 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection, including 2.9 million who are at risk of famine and require immediate help to save or sustain their lives. Close to one million children under the age of five will be "acutely malnourished" this year.

What we are hearing from friends on the ground in Somalia is distressing - women and children walk for weeks in search of food and water. They have lost their livestock, water sources have dried up and they have nothing left to survive on. Current indicators mirror the tragic picture of 2011 when Somalia last suffered a famine.

As members of the Somali diaspora, we've come together to do our part. With your help, we want to raise 50k to send the money directly to agencies working tirelessly on the ground to get food and aid to the affected families. All proceeds will be donated directly to the American Refugee Committee and the International Rescue Committee. 

Together, we can help avert a famine, but we need your help now. 

Please click on the link below to donate and learn more about the famine.


Sincerely,
Ayaan Mohallim
Idyl Mohallim
Idil Ibrahim
Roble Ali
Yasmin Ali
Hanan Osman
Muna Mire


1. Who you are - Somali Americans
2. Where you're from - New York
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for - NGO's we've worked with in the past.
4. How the funds will be spent - all funds will be donated directly to the American Refugee Committee and the International Rescue Committee by Ayaan Mohallim and earmarked directly to programmatic work on the ground. Both organizations have excellent ratings on Charity Navigator. A member of our team will also be traveling to Somalia and will be providing images of the state of the famine on the ground. Please stay tuned for updates.
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$28,412 of $50k goal

Raised by 446 people in 1 month
Created March 11, 2017
Idyl Mohallim  
on behalf of Beth Schmieg
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