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Somalia Needs Your Help!

In order to act out solidarity, one must take firm and tenacious determination.

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(MADRID, Spain) - The humanitarian organization “Action Against Hunger” has launched a solidarity challenge through an ad campaign with the slogan: “Action Against Hunger in Somalia”.

The worst drought in 60 years is affecting Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. About 2.5 million Somalis have fleeted their homes in hopes to escape hunger and suffering. Action Against Hunger is on the field coordinating nutrituion centers and carrying out water and sanitary projects. However, the situation continues to be critical, and that is why the organization is asking for YOUR help. No matter how small it may be, your help matters!

The Untied Nations has declared a hunger emergency in two regions of Southern Somalia, the epicenter of the humanitarian and the 3-year drought crisis that have turned into the most prolonged and critical armed conflict of the continent.

Civil war, lack of rain, and the rising of food prices have forced 12 million refugees from Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia into a humanitarian crisis that is threatening the survival of an entire generation. The lives of 2 million children is highly risking death.

According to the United Nations, it is estimated that half of Somalia’s population – about 3.7 million people – is suffering from the detrimental consequences of severe hunger. The critical consequences are seen at the refugee camps, for example that of Dadaab where a human avalanch arrives there running away from catastrophic life conditions in hopes of finding their basic life necessities in there. These camps, however, do not necessarily guarantee their basic needs.

The runaway Somalias last up to 30 days in the desert, and are thus exponsed to drought and violence coming from Al Shabah’s militias that militarily control part of the Southern region of Somalia. The absence of a humanitarian network has led to a critical human crisis that is desolating the Horn of Africa.

The levels of malnutrition among children exceed 30 percent. One out of two people of a total of 10,000 inhabitants die annually. The affected area does not have access to basic food supply, the fundamental nutrition that helps a human being survive.

In order to act out solidarity, one must take firm and tenacious determination. One cannot give up when it comes to protecting the common well-beingwhen it is time to act for the better of humanity, especially for those most vulnerable in the Horn of Africa. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez-Moretti).


Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer Roselló, a prestigious Spanish advertising character, presents a fascinating personal and professional career fully devoted to the world of communication in its varied dimensions. He earned a PhD in Information Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, BA in Advertising from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona Master in Marketing from the School of Marketing Studies in Madrid.

He has been Associate Professor of Business Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Navarra and a contributor to the Madrid daily ABC. He also spent several years teaching, both in the Official School of Advertising as the School of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1985 he was awarded the Gold Master, granted by the Senior Management Forum and AMPE Prize 1996 to the "long and brilliant career advertising."

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Dr.ns.kamalanarthan September 23, 2011 9:22 am (Pacific time)

please take immediate action for somalian children

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