Foxes and Planes

How Somali communities create their own digital support structures in lieu of external aid.

For the past 3 years, Somalia has been experiencing a drought which is causing massive famine issues throughout the country.

Because external aid has not been enough, the communities, in their necessity, are finding their own means of surviving.

Utilizing the capabilities of WhatsApp to connect different people throughout the world in groups, Somali communities worldwide are using WhatsApp to raise funds and sponsor families in urgent need of food. Read more about how they are doing that at the link above.

What’s interesting here is the way that traditional communities are now being augmented through social media and also the way in which communities, even those spread around the world, are still invested in taking care of their own.

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