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These Celebrities Raised Money To Fill A Plane With Food Aid To Help Victims Of The Somalia Famine

The campaign to fly food aid to Somalia in a Turkish Airlines plane reached its $1 million target in under 24 hours.

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This week former Vine star Jerome Jarre started a campaign to fill a Turkish Airlines plane with supplies and fly to Somalia to help the victims of the famine there.

Instagram: @jeromejarre

He posted this video where he said he was contacted by a volunteer in Somalia who had just witnessed a 6-year-old girl dying from dehydration after walking 90 miles with her mother to look for water.

🚨MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!! REVOLTING !!! LET'S MAKE NOISE !!! #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia 🚨

After Jarre realised that Turkish Airlines is the only international airline that flies to Mogadishu, he urged people to tweet #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia to get the company's attention in order to send supplies to Somalia.

Shortly afterwards, he was joined by more celebrities such as YouTuber Juanpa Zurita.

Necesitamos su ayuda. Hagamos una revolución juntos. Hagamos ruido y que todo el mundo se entere.… https://t.co/DFMnnsqAqa

And Hollywood actor Ben Stiller.

If you have 2 minutes and 20 seconds check this out. #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia

#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia is trending now 🙏🏾

The campaign got the attention of Turkish Airlines.

We ❤Somalia. We got the call for this meaningful flight. @jeromejarre @redhourben @ELJuanpazurita #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia

And the company said it was in contact with the celebrities.

We care, talking with @jeromejarre @redhourben @chakabars @eljuanpazurita #turkishairlineshelpsomalia

In a video, one of the airline's pilots said he was proud to be part of the campaign.

Ready for take off to help Somalia ❤ ✈ @jeromejarre @redhourben @chakabars @eljuanpazurita #LoveArmyForSomalia… https://t.co/oaPL8pTLHI

Jarre said a Turkish Airlines plane would be filled with 60 tonnes of food aid and flown to Somalia on 27 March.

INTERNET!! WE HAVE A PLANE!! THIS IS HISTORY!! NOW LET'S GET THE FOOD !!! 💪 ➡️ https://t.co/kxHgDzvNxY… https://t.co/IjaVn1rjeZ

People are really happy about it.

On behalf of all somalis Thank you, Team #lovearmyForsomalia. We love you too. You've spoken for us while the mainstream media was silent

So happy about Turkish airlines supporting Somalia!!! 60 tons of food and water!!! Man is good.

No one tell me Twitter isn't deep not after how Turkish airlines with Somalia happened.

We only catching Turkish Airlines from now on yas TAKE MY MONEYYY

And praised the positive power of social media.

WOW social media is so powerful, a whole hashtag did that. I love it!!! God bless all those trying to help Somalia. ❤️❤️❤️

BuzzFeed News has contacted Turkish Airlines for more details about the food aid delivery.

Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@BuzzFeed.com.

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