It has been six months since famine in Somalia was declared. While some areas in Somalia have been downgraded from famine zones, other areas are still ravaged by it, according to an article by BBC news. Thousands and thousands have already fell victim to the famine, and hundreds of thousands still live in famine stricken areas.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has raised enough money to help 1.3 million people, but that does not help the rest. There are still 4 million without food aid, according to BBC.
The international community needs to step up and help these innocent people before they fall victim, too. We have already made the mistake of taking this issue lightly when it was first brought to our attention in August 2010. So we cannot continue to make that mistake; we must step up and take responsibility and help those still in the famine zone and those who have been displaced by the disaster.
Please help out the famine zone by donating to the Disaster Emergency Committee, Save the Children or UNICEF. There are also tons of other relief organizations doing their part in Somalia. So do yours by donating, and help save a life.