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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 Somali-American students plan to walk from Minneapolis to St. Paul to support famine relief efforts in Somalia.

One of the organizers of Saturday’s walk is Shukri Abdinur. She says young Somali Americans have an obligation to do whatever they can to help. She says walkers want to pay homage to those in Somalia who did not survive, or who lost children to starvation.

She says the walkers want to show they care, and create long-term change in Somalia.

The walk starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Profile Event Center, 2630 University Avenue. Walkers plan to arrive at the state Capitol about 6 p.m.

The United Nations says 12.4 million people need food aid, and tens of thousands have died.

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