The man pictured above is my mother’s brother, my uncle. For those who weren’t aware, on October 3rd, a small boat packed with 500+ African migrants from mostly Eritrea and Somalia caught fire and capsized in the Mediterranean, killing at least 311 migrants as of October 10th. My mother’s brother, my uncle, was on that boat; he was one of the lucky survivors (For those interested, he’s currently being held in Italy, but will be released in the coming days). In light of the many problems plaguing the Horn of Africa (including suppression of freedoms, drought, human traffickers/kidnappings, dictatorships), I want to help at least bring a little more light to these circumstances. What you hear on the news is affecting real people. These aren’t just pixelated images on TV. These are real people. With real families.

The man pictured above is my mother’s brother, my uncle. For those who weren’t aware, on October 3rd, a small boat packed with 500+ African migrants from mostly Eritrea and Somalia caught fire and capsized in the Mediterranean, killing at least 311 migrants as of October 10th. My mother’s brother, my uncle, was on that boat; he was one of the lucky survivors (For those interested, he’s currently being held in Italy, but will be released in the coming days). In light of the many problems plaguing the Horn of Africa (including suppression of freedoms, drought, human traffickers/kidnappings, dictatorships), I want to help at least bring a little more light to these circumstances. What you hear on the news is affecting real people. These aren’t just pixelated images on TV. These are real people. With real families.

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