Somalia Drought Appeal
Hunger today looms over the lives of millions of Somali Muslims. Five straight failed rainy seasons have left rivers in Somalia dry, and once-fertile lands barren.
Today’s drought is thought to be the country’s worst for forty years. With more low harvests expected, the numbers facing hunger across the Horn of Africa could balloon to tens of millions.
‘Surely from amongst the deeds that make paradise incumbent is the feeding of a hungry Muslim.’ [Hakim]
The lack of news about this suffocating drought doesn’t diminish its severity, nor our responsibility.
‘I saw my daughter die before me, and I could do nothing,’ said Fatima, who walked with her nine children for 15 days to reach Baidoa.
‘I carried her for 10 days. We had to leave her by the side of the road. We had no strength to bury her. We could hear the hyenas closing in.’ she continued.
Ummah Welfare Trust has launched an emergency appeal to bring food to starving families in the country’s worst-hit areas. Just £95 can provide food supplies to one such family.
The hungry child doesn’t know ‘tomorrow’. Please donate now and help Somalia’s children survive.