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Somalia famine

After seeing the Foreign Correspondent report on the famine in Somalia the other night I feel convicted to spread awareness of the plight of these people and encourage those of us who are better off than them (ie ALL Australians) to share a bit of our wealth with them. As a mother I found it heart breaking to see those small children starving. So please give whatever you can afford to help save a life in Somalia. I dont know all the aid agencies that are working over there but the htree following are: TEAR, Samaritains Purse and World Vision.

Last reply: 12th Nov 2013 / 6 replies / Post by florel

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Martina

Posted by: Martina
Posted: 14th Sep 2011

Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I know a lot of people dont trust the charity work out there we need to be careful whom we donate but this company is the first of its kind they have create a charity work that by helping others we will be helping ourselves just by spreading the word and invite more people to join. Part of this comment has been removed by a moderator as it violates terms & conditions of the Cafestudy forums. Reply

Bronwyn

Posted by: Bronwyn
Posted: 27th Feb 2012

Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I...

Bronwyn says: Bronwyn says - thanks to you both. As members of a wealthy, democratic country (albeit with almost 10% of Australians living below OUR poverty line), we have an obligation to help those who were unfortunate enough to be born into hunger, disease or persecution. Given your comment Martina (about many people mistrusting charities), perhaps you could direct people to a website(s), rather than to a private number. There are thousands of worthy charities, from Foodbank in Australia, to See Beyond Borders in Cambodia, or the biggies, Oxfam and World Vision, who work anywhere in the world where people are in need. The few mentioned above have demonstrated their authenticity, credibility and efficiency, and have therefore earned the right to distribute our donations. Most charities are bona fide and take the responsibility of their work seriously. Some however, make better use of donations than others. People just need to find those, select the ones whose work most appeals, and then commit whatever they have (money, time, both), to support it. We were born lucky. In relative terms we are wealthy. Helping those who can barely afford to feed themselves and their families, is a small thing which will make a big difference. Reply

Bronwyn

Posted by: Bronwyn
Posted: 27th Feb 2012

Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I...

Bronwyn says: Thanks to you both. As members of a wealthy, democratic country (albeit with almost 10% of Australians living below OUR poverty line), we have an obligation to help those who were unfortunate enough to be born into hunger, disease or persecution. Given your comment Martina (about many people mistrusting charities), perhaps you could direct people to a website(s), rather than to a private number. There are thousands of worthy charities, from Foodbank in Australia, to See Beyond Borders in Cambodia, or the biggies, Oxfam and World Vision, who work anywhere in the world where people are in need. The few mentioned above have demonstrated their authenticity, credibility and efficiency, and have therefore earned the right to distribute our donations. Most charities are bona fide and take the responsibility of their work seriously. Some however, make better use of donations than others. People just need to find those, select the ones whose work most appeals, and then commit whatever they have (money, time, both), to support it. We were born lucky. In relative terms we are wealthy. Helping those who can barely afford to feed themselves and their families, is a small thing which will make a big difference. Reply

Martina

Posted by: Martina
Posted: 27th Feb 2012

Martina says: This comment has been removed by a moderator as it violates terms & conditions of the Cafestudy forums. Reply

Thylicine1

Posted by: Thylicine1
Posted: 18th Mar 2013

Thylicine1 says: Famine always hits the poor and vulnerable, there are a lot of people that are pirates there that are rich by Somalian standards or Armed Gorilla gangs that often attack and steal the food from the needy. You need to be careful which aid agency you give money too Reply

r43026a

Posted by: r43026a
Posted: 12th Nov 2013

Thylicine1 says: Famine always hits the poor and vulnerable, there are a lot of people that are pirates there that are rich by Somalian standards or Armed Gorilla gangs that often attack and steal the food from the...

r43026a says: Have you not heard of the scorched earth policies that are conducted by the armed mobs in such places, so that the population can be more easily dominated?
The same countries have continuing famine with a contributing factor being the conflict, so that the food crops are destroyed, further consider the effect of discharging weapons on an ongoing basis has on the environment. Reply

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