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Somalia on social media raise funds and awareness of ongoing drought
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Somalia on social media raise funds and awareness of ongoing drought

The hashtag #Caawiwalaal on Monday trended as Somalis on Social media started an awareness campaign to curb the ongoing drought that has hit most parts of the country. "Its vital for us to stand united against the calamity of the drought in Somalia which is affecting every household" MP Ali Warsame tweeted. It's vital for us to stand united against the calamity of the drought in #Somalia which is affecting every household. Stand FOR #Caawiwalaal "Its the animals which are being hit by droughts currently but if we don’t intervene people will be next. Can't afford another 2011" Alinor Abdi tweeted. The campaign has seen Somali nationals from across start a fund raise to help victims of the drought with each pledging to contribute $50. "Contributions by individuals and private sector have been key to stemming worst impacts of drough in Somaliland and Puntland"  the Organization OCHA Somalia alerted. " I am sponsoring one family for $50. Imagine the mundane things we do with $50 and today you can help a family affected" Subeida Mukhtar commented. But others questioned how past and present droughts have been dealt with. "We seriously need to think work hard on finding long-term solutions for this reoccurring drought in Somalia"Deeq M Africa tweeted. The worst drought to have hit Somalia was in 2011 which tbe UN termed as famine.