MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.

Hope for the City, Feed My Starving Children and other non-profits are also helping in the local relief effort.

Together the non-profits and the Somali community are sending 250,000 meals to Somalia.

“There are also hospital supplies on this container, and things they can use on the ground for wound care,” said Megan Doyle, of Hope for the City.

Qamar Hassan, a nurse and Somalia native who has lived in Minnesota for the last eight years, said that she is going to help the hungry in her homeland.

“It is very sad, especially for children and women,” she said. “I want to do everything, yet I don’t know what to do. I’m here, it’s horrible.”

If you would like to help the Somali relief effort, go to Hope for the City’s website.

Comments (13)
  1. Ted says:

    Every time there is a story about women and children starving and babies dying, the folks like Deondre come out of the wood work to spit up their vomit. I am so tired of you insensative biggots.

    1. Deondre says:

      Learn to spell, liberal. BIGOT. And WOODWORK is one word. Try spelling INSENSITIVE with your liberal “edukashun”.

      1. sean says:

        Nothing Ted typed would appear to be liberal? What iis your problem? Stupidity is stupidity

  2. patty kollar says:

    maybe when the pirates take a ship, they should raid the kitchen instead of holding them for ransom!!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I think it’s telling that you are the spelling expert of those words. I can only assume you have been referenced to them before? God bless that there are people willing to help others in need. This is a wonderful cause not to be soiled by hatred and intolerance. 600,000 children are at the brink of starvation due to drought. Please support world food organizations. Starvation in our world is unacceptable. YouI cannot change someone’s small, narrow-minded view….but you can help make sure no child dies in their mothers arms from starvation.

  4. DZ says:

    What about putting the homeless and starving in our own nation first? Just saying.

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