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One Million To Starve to Death...

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 11:47 AM
Hey just a thread to highlight the plight of too many Somalians

FAMINE has spread to three new regions of Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu and the world's largest camp for displaced people, the United Nations says. In Washington, a US senator warned the catastrophe could be worse than Ethiopia's 1980s famine that claimed nearly 1 million lives, and criticised the international community for its inadequate response.

Come on ATS lets all do our bit and help these people in need because:

''Famine is now present,'' said Grainne Moloney, head of the UN Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia. ''The three areas are the Afgoye corridor IDP settlement, the Mogadishu IDP community … and in the Balaad and Adale districts of Middle Shabelle.''

One million people to suffer and die if you don't help right now, Sorry to be the bringer of bad news but now you have read this, if you do nothing and are able, to some extent you have helped to starve one million people to death (estimated)

' What we saw in Doolow (Somalia) and more particularly in Mogadishu (Somali capital) was very high rates of malnutrition. ' There is a lot of children very badly nourished and so badly nourished that they were at risk of death. I'm talking about children that were maybe two years of age but weighed just five or six kilos.'


I just put up some cash money, knowing how well fed i am at the moment just couldn't help myself also think i guilt tripped myself a bit
I urge you alll to do your bit

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:00 PM
reply to post by Freedom_is_Slavery

Like Gaddafi said in his UN speech back in 2009, about $11 trillion is needed to lift Africa completely out of poverty. That ain't ever happening till all the global corporations stop raping Africa of its oil, diamonds, gold and cheap labour. Not to mention, the corrupt Governments over there only care for money and power and Monsanto systematically funds militants to oppress people of their food.
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:02 PM
I donated to unicef's east africa emergency appeal . I encourage everyone else to pick an appeal and donate like at least a dollar.. its not hard and takes 5 seconds and it makes a world of a difference.

posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:15 PM
they could always group together and take their country back. i mean, if they are going to die of starvation anyways, why not attempt to overthrow the regime thats keeping them down?

at least if they try to take their country back, they would die honorably instead of just waiting for the inevitable.

posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:34 PM
reply to post by Freedom_is_Slavery

Thank you for this thread. At least I can do something to help. I just got a credit card. Will pass on to friends.
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:23 PM
reply to post by Freedom_is_Slavery

Charity hilarity.

Charities are a band aid.

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day (FAO 2002, p.9). The principal problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase, enough food.

People starve because resources are kept artificially scarce, in order for corporations to keep making profit. Profit that goes into the hands of fewer and fewer people. This does not benefit the majority, but is to their, our, detriment.

Technological capacity to produce enough to satisfy everyone's needs already exists globally and has done so for many decades. Yet needs continue to remain unmet on a massive scale. Why? Quite simply because scarcity is a functional requirement of capitalism itself.

What do you really think is going on in the Middle East? Is the war there to take their oil? Why have oil prices not gone down then? No, the occupation is to stop the oil from being produced. To keep its prices high. Just one huge example of the artificial scarcity of resources.

Although its original concession of March 14, 1925, cove- red all of Iraq, the Iraq Petroleum Co., under the owner- ship of BP (23.75%), Shell (23.75%), CFP [of France] (23.75%), Exxon (11.85%), Mobil (11.85%), and [Calouste] Gulbenkian (5.0%), limited its production to fields constituting only one-half of 1 percent of the country's total area. During the Great Depression, the world was awash with oil and greater output from Iraq would simply have driven the price down to even lower levels.

The only reason food is scarce is because the land and machinery needed are not available. Because the means of production are privately owned, and its not in their best interest to allow the people access to that so they can feed themselves. Nope, they'd rather you and me pay for it, just like we finance them with our labour.

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:28 PM
I would love to help, I have donated huge sums of money to diffrent charities in my life but my only concern now, how do we know our money will actually go to help these people eat and not to some freakin fat arse to eat well and sleep in a/c and a feather posture pedic bed????

Have you researched these charities? I have a bad taste about donating after I auctioned off some Ansel Adams photographs and donated all the money to a cancer charity only to find out they weren't giving much to actually help cancer research or patients. I was PISSED. Heart broken really, my dear momma died from cancer and the art was left to me by her and I was in such a bad emotional place I just sold the art and gave the money without checking the charity out. Grrrrrr.
The last thing I wanna do is pay for some arse hole to live it up while people have NOTHING to eat. Jez the human race is so f'ed up and just Wrong!!!!

Lol ,hmmmm it seems I have an issue Hu??? Rant much Shabby???

soooooo are these safe places to donate to, or do I need to go do some research myself? I don't mind but to save time if you already have some info...........

posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:35 PM
Donating money will help only until the next crisis when they need help again. Either let them fix up their country's themselves or go in there and take them all over.

Famine's are nothing knew in this area and yet the people allow themselves to be governed my militia groups instead of rising up and providing the means to prepare for these disasters themselves. Life originated in this area and they still haven't found a way to survive through a famine?

posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:44 PM
reply to post by SHABBYCAT

Who to donate to? My favorite charity is Good will, any Presbyterian or Methodist church, animal shelters, horse rescues, any public school in your area. South Carolina schools are missing $26,000,000 dollars from their budget. The books they just handed my son at registration were held together by a thread or duct tape! I couldn't believe it!

My father had cancer. The cancer doctors don't want to find a cure.... they are crooked and evil in my personal opinion. The doctor actually threw his symptom list in the garbage can right in front of him! Instead of attaching it to his file. This was in Cincinnati Ohio in 1993. He died nine months later.

Other charity ideas help out family, realitives, neighbors, friends, people you personally know. Times are just awful for just about everyone. I got my degree in photography, so I think you should have donated the photos to the Art museum of your choice on loan, so everyone could enjoy some happiness. Maybe auctioning them off
in New York then picking a charity would have been good. I would want to help battered mothers and children
organizations. Anything with children or animals had a soft spot for me. I have volunteered years of my life to help

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 09:18 PM
Survival of the fittest. Wheather we like it or not. That's what it is all coming down to. An entire country can't rely on the rest of the world to feed them. Sad but true.

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 10:00 PM
donating money is a terrible idea since most of the money would just go to the people that caused the problems and not solve a thing, if your going to donate something send them food

posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 10:02 PM
Pretty soon, this headline will be about the USA.

You gotta put your own oxygen mask on first, then help the others

posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 12:30 AM
Definitely send more money!

Al-Shabab needs more RPGs and a few more million rounds of ammo to finish the genocide they started.

Every cent you donate winds up in a warlord's pocket unless it is agricultural aid- in which case they eat the very expensive drought resistant plant seeds instead of sticking them in the ground to grow.

posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 12:45 AM
When the United States drop ships food to many African countries, the local governments seize the food for their para military forces or for reserve for the leaders of said countries. The poor people still starve.

In no way am I saying do not donate. Do your research.

Anyhow, there is only one non profit to donate to. That would be the Salvation Army. The head of the Salvation Army only takes in a salary of 13K a year. Most other heads/CEO's of any other organization that portends to feed the needy in Africa take in 500K+ CEO salary per year, Most only give a paltry 10% or less in food relief in total donations. Extremely disheartening.

The Salvation Army gives 95% of its proceeds to an actual cause. Be choosy in whom you give to. Do your research. I emailed the Salvation Army to inquire how my donations will reach those in Somalia and those that have fled to Kenya.

If you give, be smart about it. God bless your big hearts!

posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:58 PM
It is truly a terrible tragedy, but lets not be so naive to think the worlds leaders couldn't stop the deaths.

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