Video: Celebrity social media push to help Somalia goes viral

Mon 20 Mar 2017 12:00 PM GST
The actor Ben Stiller and a group of his friends have harnessed the power of social media to raise more than a million dollars for starving Somalis in just 24 hours.

They've started a campaign, called Love Army for Somalia, which asked Turkish Airlines - the only company that flies directly to the country - to fill a cargo flight full of food and send it over.

The airline agreed, saying it would be proud to be part of the cause. The American Refugee Committee will help distribute the aid. It's just two days since they launched the appeal on the Go Fund Me website, where the donated total has passed more than one and a half million dollars.

(Source: Al Jazeera English YouTube channel)