See How The Internet Got Turkish Airlines to Help People in Somalia in a Big Way
A drought has hit Somalia, and the UN estimates that approximately 6.2 million people are in danger. With the moniker "Odi Kawayn," which is Somali for "something bigger than the elders," the drought was given this name referring to the fact that none of the country's oldest residents have lived through a drought as bad as this one.
The UN has appealed to international donors to raise $24.6 million to help the country, and one airline is doing their part to help.
Using the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, Jerome Jarre, a YouTube and Vine star, uploaded a video of himself asking Turkish Airlines to send help. They are currently the only commercial airline that offers flights to Somalia.
Thousands of people joined the Twitter campaign, and it seems the results paid off: the airline has pledged to send a flight to Somalia carrying aid supplies. Let's hope other carriers join in on the action!
See the Tweets that made this happen in the gallery.