Monday, February 13, 2012
50 Cent to provide meals for the hungry in exchange for Facebook 'likes'
Another famous name is stepping up to raise awareness of hunger in East Africa. Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson recently visited Somalia and Kenya to get a first-hand look at the devastated region, CNN reports.
Somalia has struggled not only with famine, but with an insurgency that has made it difficult for aid workers to provide much-needed supplies. Among the areas that Jackson visited is the Somali town of Dolo, which has housed thousands of refugees.
"What I am seeing is devastating - these women and children have risked everything to come to this Somalia camp, just to get food," he told the news agency. "They need our help."
Though the United Nation's recently declared that the famine in Somalia is officially over, many of the citizens still require significant help. According to The New York Times, more than 2 million people need emergency rations to survive.
Jackson has pledged 1 billion meals, and while not everyone can do quite that much, there are ways to help. Organizations like Oxfam are committed to creating solutions to world hunger, and Frendo supports the organization through fee-free donations. Sign up now.
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