People in the Horn of Africa, living under the same sky as we live, are suffering from hunger and drought. Join us on August 13 to help the famine victims of Somalia.
Photo by: Filipe Moreira
All of us have heard about the beauty of the sky many times. Ever since the ancient times human being has been staring at the stars above, wondering what they are. One of these dazzling stars is the Sun, which is closer than any other star to the Earth. The Sun has witnessed everything happened on Earth; the formation of life, all creatures, existence of human and his eagerness for knowing and finding more about the Universe. The Sun has been a witness to every crisis on earth; happiness and misery as well as war and peace. But recently the Sun is much more displease than any other time as with every dawn it observes the same old story of poverty and starvation in North Africa; this time even wider and much more tragic. The story of the drought crisis, civil wars, and enforced immigration of Somalis to find a secure place to survive, is a remarkable conflict of men against nature and men against his own race.
Many cultural and scientific organizations and NGOs around the Globe are trying to make peace and invite people to put an end to the battle of men against nature. StarPeace believes that all of us should participate in helping of the victims. According to the news, the situation is critical, and the experts warn us that even a small delay has a great impact: “Tomorrow is Late”. StarPeace invite all the members and cooperators to hold a public stargazing night in their cities and towns on August 13 to organize a fund raising event in order to help the drought victims of Somali. Donation might be inadequate, but it may well be sufficient to provide the victims a meal.
The United Nation World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the largest agencies to fight hunger and to send the donations to the people in need. By inviting the local agencies to your event, you put the WFP donation box in the right place and ask the public to donate for Somali people. If you are unable to find the local WFP agency, simply provide bank account number to the donators (https://www.wfp.org/index.php?q=how-to-help/individuals/donate/other-way).
Every StarPeace colleagues who will attend at Stars of Somali event (SoS) must find their local World Food Program (WFP) agencies and ask them to receive all of the donations which will be collected during SoS event in their country and sent them for Somali victims.
While the event should stick to the main principals of StarPeace public star parties and show the beauties of the sky to the public, it should also tell donators about the Somali people who live under the same sky but are on the edge of a national disaster.
We all hope the innocent Somali children, who are enduring a hard time in refugee camps, will soon spend their nights under the twinkling stars of the Sky without suffering from hunger and fear.
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