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Meantime minimize cell is a media relations director for world vision.
It's been months since the famine it was declared an East Africa and the humanitarian problems there are widespread -- But what -- -- and really around the world many of my understand of -- particularly in East Africa is a real slowdown.
In donations it's almost like donors are worn out.
-- -- It's three months today today that -- was officially declared in south central Somalia and I spent two months out there and came back.
And it has been discouraging to see how -- -- donations are just you couldn't get your perspective.
-- -- raised about six million dollars the United States alone in the first three months for this disaster specifically.
Now to compare that for the -- that type who raised nearly double that thirteen and a half million dollars.
For Haiti about a hundred million dollars.
I don't -- are desperately needed in the concern right now is that this story is now out of the news cycle and people are starting to forget that this situation in the heart of Africa is not getting any better.
You don't it's.
There are so many millions of people who are in harm's way and we know that the situation in Somalia as we've seen around the world terrorists were actually standing.
Between -- that was coming and and and maybe not in Somalia as much but in other places around the world.
And that the -- it needed to get to the people what is the situation there what -- aid.
In the form of -- for instance gets there or even money I mean many of these countries you don't need a terrorist organization to be corrupt.
Yeah exactly right -- -- concern is not just Somalia but the entire Horn of Africa we are concerned about thirteen and a half million people.
All throughout that region -- you mentioned Somalia specifically.
Our our aid organization world vision was asked to leave that area about a year ago I -- some of the concerns that -- mentioned so what we're doing is responding around the border.
Somalia trying to target those -- who are famine affected right now.
We've been responding and adopt the world's largest refugee camp all along the border to Ethiopia up in northern Somalia as well.
But not only are small is affected that so many people throughout the morning -- -- Tanzania Ethiopia.
Just to name several areas what we're trying to do is continue to raise funds like I said our goal is a hundred million dollars that's pretty lofty goal considering.
Are really across the world right now would raise not -- half that amount.
Also what we're trying to do is provide food and water.
Emergency ten's all kinds of resource -- to those who just.
We need to -- out all right -- myself thank you very much before -- ago a web site a place where people can make a difference.
World vision dot org you can check out that site also text donations are really easy you know some people prefer that method detects the word -- and to 20222.
In just the word family and it's automatic ten dollar donation all right here's Sarah to to -- to.
You say it but.
Tuesday -- -- -- did just the word and then at ten bucks.
Our right to zero to treat you -- got it written down here -- the word famine and you're right a lot of people prefer that -- they can do that on the go or we just blasted up with -- put it up one more time world vision dot award.
Is the place where you can also find out more information about this and and donate because by texting you won't learn much more -- you can put your money on the line to help millions of people out.
Minimize -- media relations director for world vision.
-- thank you very much for being here all right.
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