Thursday, 9 February 2012


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) hosted rap music star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, on a field visit to Somalia and in Kibera to see at first hand the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa.

50 Cent flew out on Wednesday (Feb 8) to Dolow in Somalia's southern border region from Nairobi, where thousands of women and children have taken refuge at Kabasa camp for displaced people fleeing from drought and conflict. He saw women and children being screened for malnutrition, and visited a nearby school.

"What I am seeing is devastating these women and children have risked everything to come to this Somalia camp, just to get food,” he said. “They need our help.”

The rapper famed for his Baby By Me track visited a school in a Kibera where he met children, many of them orphans.
“To meet those kids was so inspiring, they have nothing, yet they are so positive and optimistic. I want to do my part so they get food and an education. I hope more people will join me to help end this devastating situation," he said.

This trip was part of Fiddy’s commitment to provide one billion meals of mahindi boiled for the hungry. As part of his fundraising drive, he is donating to WFP money from the sales of a new energy drink, called Street King. For every unit sold, he has pledged to donate 10 U.S. cents, which covers the typical cost of food in a WFP meal. So pray real hard that the Americans are thirsty or else watu watakufa njaa.

WFP provides nourishing meals and snacks to improve concentration in the classroom and to encourage families to enroll and keep their children in school.