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‘In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.’

In Fanny Lulu's diary on August 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, ‘DR’ Congo…The Black Continent.. is a mournful land;

where the death gets routine and just becomes  mere statistics,

where the innocent children are victims of the ancient colonization and drought crisis…

those unlucky children whom their graves were digged by the colonial powers  years ago,

those who embrace the misery along with the wealth,

those who are tired of living, sad and most importantly,

the millions who see ‘’to be violated by the  white men’’ as a destiny.

Somalia is an African country where the one child dies within six minutes,

30.000 of childen who melted down till their cells and died within three months.

Those are the children of a country which i dream it to be a part of the ‘United States of Africa’.

Africa…the lonelinest and the most beautiful continent of the world…

My country, Turkey could not remain insensitive and speechless just in that way. In fact, they did not remain silent and could not remain as well…The millions shared what they had in the face of this painful view touching their hearts even though they knew the fact that this was a temporary solution for Somalia which some of its parts became gangrenous…

Somalian people could not receive financial and moral support from the Western countries as much as i expected but the millions of my country offered their hands to those who needed humanitarian aid and relief throughout the Holy month Ramadan. Besides a muslim should have been helpful and well aware of the others’ lives around themselves. It was totally the right time to take an action.

Turkish people donated approximately 300 billion TL for Somalia and  Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılayı), journalists, civil society organisations and the other volunteers went to the country to witness the survivors’ conditions in Dadaab Refugee Camp of UN where thousands of  Somalian people live under inhuman conditions with lack of food and drinking water. The witnesses stated that they were ashamed of their mankind when they saw the dramatic struggle for life.

Futhermore it was underlined that there should be done fundamental transformations in the country which will stop the civil war, teror attacks and the terrorists who put the barricade in  front of the people in need of aid.

The most important thing is that the government has to do is to make  constructive policies  to stop the increasing hunger, thirst and violence events; to struggle with the drought crisis and population growth. Unless the life conditions are convenient for the people living there, it should be forbidden to have babies more than two. Otherwise it should be applied some sanctions to make people conscious of the hard situation.

The other complicated issue is to stop the attacks of the Somalian pirates in Gulf of Aden. The government and the international public opinion has to move and be in a good cooperation with each other. ( It has been 11 months since 3 Turkish and 15 Georgian crew were captured by the Somalian pirates asking for  million dollars ransom and unfortunately we are still unable to receive any news from them after they took the control of the vessel 11 monts ago…We as Turkish government has to recover the diplomatic relations with Somalia government to save the crew if they are stil alive…)

In conclusion, you will easily remember that ‘UN Goodwill Ambassador’ Angelina Jolie once came to visit Syrian Refugee Camp in Hatay in July and this news made a huge sensation on the world channels but nothing’s changed in Assad’s Syria after Jolie’s visit as expected…Recently she has gone to Crotia in order to support Crotian areas to be cleared of mines. Thanks to you Lady Sweetheart but i think you are a bit late to visit Somalian children…I hope you can find some time to spread your  impressions from the black continent to the rest of the sleeping ‘’beauty world’…

Now…let’s be aware of the dark side of the moon and do something to make ourselves more human…!

 

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