For the tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota, the news just got worse regarding famine in their homeland.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Tim Walz will participate in a public forum about the ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa.
A young spoken word artist who fled Somalia as a child is returning to a refugee camp where he lived for five years to record the stories of those suffering from a devastating famine.
Gathered around a massive shipment of food bound for Somalia, members of the Minnesota Somali community asked for support Friday in their efforts to feed their countrymen who are starving because of severe drought.
Mohamed Hassan gets emotional when he hears about the famine devastating Somalia, recalling his own months-long walk from Mogadishu to Kenya two decades ago as a teenager fleeing the civil war.
UNICEF estimates that more than three million children are suffering in Somalia’s famine. Various relief efforts are underway in Minneapolis, which is home to the largest Somali immigrant community in the United States.
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