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Celebrity campaign for Somalia has raised almost $2 million to relieve famine

  • A viral aid campaign led by actor Ben Stiller, Colin Kaepernick and others has raised nearly $2 million for famine-stricken Somalia in just five days.
  • The movement began after French social media celebrity Jérôme Jarre, concerned about a lack of media coverage surrounding the famine Somalia is currently experiencing, put out a call to action to his followers.
  • After figuring out that there is only one airline currently making commercial flights to Somalia — Turkish Airlines — Jarre set a seemingly impossible goal: What if, using the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, his fans could get the company to respond?
  • Soon Stiller and other social media influencers joined in, posting short videos on their respective platforms appealing to the airline to let the initiative use one of their cargo planes to deliver supplies.
  • To their surprise, the airline didn’t just accept — it offered to make multiple trips. Read more (3/21/17 11:40 AM)
If y'all needed a reason to smile today look into the hashtag #lovearmyforsomalia, the internet is coming together to literally end the Somalian famine plaguing over 6 million people. The story is heartwarming as all hell and the amount of progress they made in less than like two days is seriously worth checking out!!!

#LoveArmyForSomalia

My friends Jerome Jarre and ChakaBars teamed up with Ben Stiller to bring awareness to the famine that is taking 150+ lives everyday in Somalia due to Warfare and they created a campaign which we happily got involved with, to get the attention of Turkish airlines, (the only airline that flies directly to Somalia) using the hashtag #TurkishAirlineshelpSomalia, within an hour the airline replied and offered to donate a cargo plane with the capacity of 60 tons to deliver food and supplies to Somalia. But that’s not all, 24 hours ago they launched a gofundme campaign and raised over $1,000,000.
People power is amazing. They are now on their way to Turkey. You can still donate and be apart of this amazing movement.

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