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Watch These Impassioned Pleas to Help Somalia As It Faces a Devastating Famine

BY JESSE CAREY GLOBAL March 17, 2017

The people of Somalia are facing what’s been called “the worst humanitarian crisis” in decades, as famine and drought is threatening the lives of millions—many of whom are young children.

Right now, only one airline flies into the country, and a Snapchat star named Jérôme Jarre asked followers to use the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia to encourage the airline to send aid into the country. As he explained, aid groups would be waiting to distribute it when the plane lands.

After he posted the video, actor Ben Stiller and NFL player Colin Kaepernick even got on board, posting their own videos raising awareness about the situation.

The campaign seems to be having an effect. Earlier this morning, Turkish Airlines responded:

Here are some organizations helping people in the country that you can support.