Big news today! We’ve teamed up with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. and the Justice League to fight drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. Learn more about the We Can Be Heroes campaign, and join us!
Today, November 9, 2011, is FWD Day of Action. FWD the facts and help us to reach 13.3 million FWDs in honor of the 13.3 million in need. FWD the facts now!
It is important to remember that however plagued Somalia is, however routine conflict, drought and disease have become, however many Somalis have already needlessly died, Somalis are not somehow wired differently from the rest of us. They are not numb to suffering. They are not grief-proof. I’ll never forget the expression on Mr. Kufow’s face as he stumbled out of Benadir Hospital into the penetrating sunshine with his lifeless little girl in his arms. He may not have been weeping openly. But he looked as if he could barely breathe.
Jeffrey Gettleman, in a stunning piece in The New York Times on the crisis in Somalia.
ONE unveiled a new PSA titled “The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity” to spark a more urgent response to the growing famine in Somalia that has already killed more than 30,000 children in just 3 months.
Learn more at One.org.
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof visits the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, home to hundreds of thousands of Somalis who are fleeing famine, drought and war.