Aug 25, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT
We have problems here in America, no doubt.
But they pale in comparison to what the combination of draught and war has brought upon people in parts of Africa.
Dikembe Mutombo — who has worked hard for people in his native Congo — is now calling for help for the people of Somalia. There a terrible drought — the worst in 60 years — is driving people to refugee camps, and they do not have the resources to meet all the needs.
…Mutombo expressed the need for people to not only donate to the cause, but to spread the word and raise awareness regarding a situation that isn’t going away. The Guardian recently reported that about 1,400 Somalis arrive in (the camp at) Dadaab every day.
“How many more children have to die,” Mutombo asked, “before we react?”
This is a place where just $10 or $20 goes a long, long way. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so through futurefortified.org
From here Motombo will be going to South Africa with other NBA stars to help some of the best basketball talent on that continent improve. But first he wants to bring attention to a more serious issue.
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