LONDON – Responding to a devastating attack that killed and injured hundreds of people in Somalia’s Mogadishu, a UK-based charity has launched a fundraising campaign to support victims of the tragedy.
“On Saturday, October 14, 2017, a lorry loaded with explosives was set off outside the Safari Hotel in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia killing more than 230 people and leaving hundreds more injured. It’s the largest terror attack in the history of my homeland Somalia,” Dr. Sadiyo Siad, CEO of Eva Organization for Women (EOW), wrote.
“Please join us in supporting the hundreds of victims of this tragedy by donating generously!”
In what is the deadliest attack since 2007, a truck bomb was exploded outside the Safari hotel in the K5 intersection that is lined with government offices, restaurants and kiosks on Saturday.
The attack flattened several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire. Two hours later, another blast struck the capital’s Medina district.
Devastated to hear of the horrific terror attack in Somalia and the loss of so many lives. My thoughts are with the victims & their families
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 15, 2017
— michael (@mdiab9) October 15, 2017
In her campaign launched on Launchgood, Dr. Siad urged people to donate to help “poor women and children of Somalia.”
“They need medical care, food to feed their families and support to rebuild their lives. We want to get aid directly to the people by using telephone technology to send money directly to victims and their families on their cell phones,” she added.
Donations will go to EOW charity whose aim is to empower people who are in charitable need, in particular women, their families and young people to have a positive impact on the world in which they live.
At the time of writing, the campaign has raised more than $6,000. It aims to reach $10,000 by November 12.