I cannot express in words how horrifying and difficult it must be for the people of Somalia while they endure this famine. Today I am fasting, and I am really thirsty right now. Imagine how they feel.
People are walking to neighbouring countries in search of food and water, sometimes never meeting their destination. They are in dire need of our help.
We often times feel helpless in these situations. We think to ourselves there is nothing I can do to help them. But that is not true. You can play a part, by telling people what is going on in Somalia, and you can donate and encourage others to do so as well.
I have read many comments such as, “where are their fellow Muslims,” or “where are the oil rich Gulf nations now?” Well this is for you; Saudi Arabia alone has donated $60 Million in aid to Somalia. The OIC (Organization of the Islamic Cooperation), has donated 3000 tons of humanitarian aid. Kuwait has donated $10 Million in aid to Somalia as well. Qatar has provided a make-shift relief camp that can feed up to 8000 people, as well a providing medical care. The UAE has sent aid twice in the last few months, consisting of food, tanker trucks for water, shelter and medical supplies.
This is just merely the list that I have quickly researched, I am sure there are many other “Muslim” countries sending aid as well.
Rasool Allah (saw) said, “If you save one life, it is as if you have saved all of humanity.”
So I plead, please do not let these people be forgotten and their faces lost forever. Play a part and make a contribution to save a life!
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