Resilience, yes that’s what the Somali people are known for; they bounce back from any difficult situations they get in and this drought is no different. As Somalis in the diaspora; we’re the backbone of our people and it is our role to get them out of this crisis as we are all accountable in front of god before them. We don’t need evidence and statistics or big NGOs to give us figures to realise the actual impact of this crisis. Years of war and instability have left millions of people in Somalia vulnerable, and now they face deteriorating conditions and lack of rain. Alleviate the silent cries of the desperate and despairing children and adults in Somalia.
Currently an impressive forum consisting of 9 well established Somali NGOs in the UK are working together under one umbrella to deliver aid in large scale to the most affected areas in Somalia. All proceeds and donations will be put in one pot. More information will follow shortly!
How can you get involved?
No matter what age, background or ethnicity you belong to, your help is extremely valued. We’re in dire need of people to initiate events big or small, it doesn’t matter. If you can’t do so than your time is valued, why not volunteer to take up roles in upcoming events? If you have previous experience on best ways to fundraise get in touch with us. All the tips will be updated here. For more information check below.
Charities and Groups
SRDF is an umbrella for UK registered and Somali lead NGOs. SRDF became a registered charity in a record breaking 3 days in the history of UK and this was at the peak of the outcry in Somalia. The umbrella consists of 7 NGOs who are expert in the field of humanitarianism and development and they have better insight in what Somalia. What makes this forum a unique one is that it can reach inaccessible areas in southern/Central Somalia; areas where international NGOs are struggling to reach. Find more info about us www.srdf.org.uk you can also search our Facebook fan page and follow us on twitter @Somalirdf. If you want to get in touch directly email us on email@example.com
Pray For Somalia is a UK non-profit charity website which is dedicated to combat the devastating effects of the drought in Somalia which has already claimed countless lives. Donations through our site will allow for basic human rights and needs to be met, which include necessities such as access to clean water. If your from the UK and want join the movement then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.prayforsomalia.com and follow them on twitter @prayerforsomalia
GSER is a group of young professional from different media organisations committed to unleash untold or unheard stories of groups and individuals in challenging circumstances.
Or why not support their cause and donate at : http://bit.ly/r5hGY8
Check their trailer: http://bit.ly/r1bKYg
Charity Fundraiser for Drought Victims of Somalia (Sisters Event)
London, UNITED KINGDOM
An evening dedicated to raising funds for the drought stricken victims of Somalia. Join us on this special evening and let’s unite to relieve the suffering of our brothers, sisters and children.
Date: Friday 22 July 2011
Venue: Umm Al-Qura Centre
447-449 Romford Road
Forest Gate, London E7 8AD
Ticket: Only £5
For Details and Tickets contact:
Amina : 07415826371 Muna: 07946293232 Mahfuja: 07906206211
Anti – Tribalism Movement Street Fundraising (East Africa Appeal)
“Anti-Tribalism Movement Members are knocking on every Door to collect from pennies to pounds; nothing is too small,”
1- West London – On Friday 22nd July 2011
2- North London – On Sunday 24th July 2011
3- East London – On Sunday 31st July 2011
4- On Friday 29th July 2011 (To be confirmed, Insha’Allah)
You can also build your own teams in your cities and collect whatever you can so we can make our donations bigger and better to help our people.
NatWest Brentford Branch
Anti – Tribalism Movement
Account Number: 76567826
Sort Code: 60-03-23
You can DONATE online please go to www.theatm.org
Horn of Africa Drought
Horn of Africa Drought is raising money for action against Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Date: Saturday, August the 23
Venue: Central Masjid of Brent (Pakistani Community Center),
Willesden Green Station
London NW2 4PU
Entrance fee: £3 per person
Call: 07940437604 for stalls and general info
S.O.S – Save Our Somalia Fundraising Event
A panel of a newly established Somali Development and Relief Forum (SDRF) that, consist of Nine Somali NGOs in the UK will be there to discuss the situation on ground. The vision and the current work underdone by the forum will be highlighted. The prepared documentary will be the highlight of the event and many more.
This event is collaboration between UK Somali Student (one of the involved NGOs) and Westminster/SOAS Somali Society. Be part of this movement, raise awareness by attending the event, and be equipped with facts and reality by the end of the night.
All proceeds will be given to the forum, which aims to build six feeding centres in the most affected areas in Somalia.
Time: 5:30pm- 9pm
Date: This Sunday 29st July 2011
Westminster University – Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Road,
Visit: http://on.fb.me/nw80zD for more info on how to purchase the ticket.
Emergency Fundraising Event for the Horn of Africa
Come and join us for an afternoon where we will give you an update of what’s happening on the ground right now, information on fund-raising and inspirational discussion.
Time: 4pm- 7pm
Date: This Sunday 31st July 2011
37 St Matthew’s Row,
Tickets can be purchased before the event and refreshments will be provided.
100% of proceeds raised from tickets and funds received on the night will go to those in urgent need through African Development Trust who are one of the few NGO’s currently on the ground.
For more info and to purchase tickets please contact Warsame Nur on 07817597070
Worldwide Somali Students – Ramadhan and Drought Fundraising
Date Saturday, August 6
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Camden Town Hall
The Chamber. Judd Street. WC1H 9JE
Entrance fee: £7.50 per person (all proceeds to Ramadhan and the Drought). Please donate generously.
Worldwide Somali Student
Sort code 40-03-29
ACC No. 71488791
Somalia Emergency Fundraising
Sunday 31st July 2011
37 St Matthew’s Row
London E2 6DT
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Somalia: The horn of Africa iftar
This Ramadan who will bring backAfrica’s glorious and rich History back by a Great Charitable Deed
Friday 19th August 2011
Barnet Multicultural Community Centre
Algeron Road, Hendon
Tickets: Adults: £20 I Kids Under 12 £10
£5 Off per person if in groups of 5 or more
Mohammad Imran Hassan, Abu Salahudeen & Abu Mujahidah
To Buy OR Reserve Tickets
Brothers:07903388875 I Sisters:07539737760
3 Course Meal, Poetry and Auctioning of some fine arts and more to indulge in the culture ofAfrica.
Please visit: http://on.fb.me/pdbJp7
Contact us on email@example.com to sign up. Give your details – when and what events you would like to take part in.
For any enquiry don’t hesitate to email: