Famine in Somalia: We can help

This morning, I saw a post from a friend about the famine in Somalia.  She linked to a recent ABC News report that shared the story along with several easy ways we can help.  Instead of posting about the food we’re eating to keep our family healthy, I wanted to post about their need for food to survive.  I’ve heard about the famine, I know it’s been in the news a lot.  But today, when I read that TWENTY NINE THOUSAND children under the age of 5 have DIED in the past 3 months from HUNGER, I was absolutely shocked. 

This ABC News piece tells the story and links to reputable organizations with low operating expenses that we can trust to deliver the majority of our donations to the people starving in Somalia.  I chose to make a donationthrough Edesia, one of the makers of Plumpy’nut, a life-saving nutrient.  It was very clear where our donation would go and how many children it would support for how long.  For example, $25 provides a child with Plumpy’nut (a complete meal supplement) for one month.  There are lots of other great options listed as part of the article as well. 

I know not everyone is in a position to give, but if you are, please consider making a donation to one of these organizations and sharing this story.

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