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.
🚨MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!!
— JÉRÔME JARRE (@jeromejarre) March 15, 2017
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.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 15, 2017
— KnowYourRightsCamp (@yourrightscamp) March 15, 2017
The campaign seems to be having an effect. Earlier this morning, Turkish Airlines responded:
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) March 16, 2017