These Celebrities Raised Money To Fill A Plane With Food Aid To Help Victims Of The Somalia Famine

The campaign to fly food aid to Somalia in a Turkish Airlines plane reached its $1 million target in under 24 hours.

This week former Vine star Jerome Jarre started a campaign to fill a Turkish Airlines plane with supplies and fly to Somalia to help the victims of the famine there.




After Jarre realised that Turkish Airlines is the only international airline that flies to Mogadishu, he urged people to tweet #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia to get the company’s attention in order to send supplies to Somalia.

Turkish Airlines became the first international airline to fly to Mogadishu airport in March 2012.

Last week the UN said that 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia – almost half of the country’s total population.

Photograph: Feisal Omar / Reuters

Shortly afterwards, he was joined by more celebrities such as YouTuber Juanpa Zurita.


NFL star Colin Kaepernick.

And Hollywood actor Ben Stiller.

The campaign got the attention of Turkish Airlines.

And the company said it was in contact with the celebrities.


In a video, one of the airline’s pilots said he was proud to be part of the campaign.


Jarre said a Turkish Airlines plane would be filled with 60 tonnes of food aid and flown to Somalia on 27 March.

Within 24 hours, the campaign’s GoFundMe page had reached its target of $1 million to pay for the food aid.



People are really happy about it.

And praised the positive power of social media.


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