K’naan and Bono of U2 on CNN to discuss crisis in Somalia [News/Video]
Toronto, ON – CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks to Somalian native K’naan and U2 lead singer (and cofounder of ONE), Bono, about the devestating famine in Somalia. K’naan and Bono, as well as a growing list of other celebrities are lending their voices to spread awareness about the crisis taking place in the African nation. Unicef estimates that 3.2 million people are in need of life-saving aid. Please watch the interview with K’naan and Bono after the jump to find out more information about this crisis and how you can make a difference.
“More than 12 million people are in desperate need of food across the Horn of Africa after the worst drought in 60 years. Somalis are the hardest hit. They’re arriving by the thousands everyday to refugee camps in neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. Organizations are mobilizing and there are ways you can help.”
“600,000 children are on the brink of starvation, according to the United Nations. 600,000 children. That should be a headline in every paper, every newscast, every day as long as this famine lasts.” – AC360
“A deadly combination of failed rains and rising food prices is threatening the lives of over 10 million people, with children always the most vulnerable in a food crisis. Simon Fuller, Chris Blackwell and the Bob Marley Estate have released the 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song ‘High Tide or Low Tide’ to raise funds for Save The Children and the East Africa Famine. Along with Lucian Grainge and Universal Music, they are donating their proceeds to the cause. Kevin Macdonald, Award-winning director of Last King of Scotland and Bob Marley documentary, has created a short film with dramatic footage taken from East Africa last week with the ‘High Tide’ track laid over the top. Visit http://www.imgonnabeyourfriend.org/ to view this video.”
Helping drought victims in Africa
- Catholic Relief Services
- Doctors Without Borders
- International Medical Corps
- International Rescue Committee
- Mercy Corps
- Oxfam America
- Save the Children
- World Food Programme
- World Vision
Be sure to visit http://www.ac360.com for more information.
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