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Upcoming Somalia Charity Event - Need Volunteers

From: PF
Sent on: Monday, August 22, 2011 12:27 AM


We need volunteers for an upcoming charity event for Somalia (date and place  to be determined) .  We require a small team who is going to help plan and organize the event and  folks to help run the event (just like the Japan charity event).  If you are interested in helping please email me directly and please tell me your willingness to help (ie: planning or operations at the event).   Please if you volunteer then this means you are committing to help.   Please do not volunteer if you cannot commit :) 


Thanks and if nothing help please pray for these people.   It is devastating and just imagine what it must feel like.




Somalia Famine Facts:

Parts of southern Somalia are in the grip of a famine, the result of years of conflict and one of the worst droughts in 60 years.   The American government estimates that at least 29,000 Somali children have died so far from the famine, and many more are expected to die unless enough emergency food and trained medical personnel can reach the famine areas soon.   The UN now says 12.4 million people in the Horn of Africa do not have enough food.    Of these, 3.7 million are in Somalia.    Over two million are in areas controlled by al-Shabaab, putting them beyond the reach of many aid agencies, which rightly fear extortion, plunder and murder.

How bad is it going to get?

Predictions are that the number of people at risk will soon rise to 15 million across the region. The UN expects famine to be declared in all regions of southern Somalia in the coming weeks.   Even if seasonal rains come in October, there will be no respite until early next year when the next harvest is due.

A cholera epidemic is sweeping across Somalia, the United Nations said on Friday, as thousands of starving people flee famine zones and pack into crowded camps in the capital, Mogadishu.  “We don’t see the end of it,” said Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the World Health Organization. “As long as we have people on the move, in crowded places and using contaminated water, we will see a rise in cases. All the causes are still there.” 



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