Ziggy Marley Says His Efforts To Highlight Food Shortage, Climate Change Crisis In Horn Of Africa Being Sabotaged
Rebellion Rises singer Ziggy Marley says his efforts to shed light on the current major humanitarian and food shortage crisis which has left millions of children in East Africa malnourished, and an appeal for help for vulnerable communities in the Horn of Africa, which are being disproportionately affected by climate change, is being sabotaged.
On March 28, the United Nations Environment Programme had revealed that, urgent humanitarian assistance was required in the Horn of Africa, in particular, parts of Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya, which are currently “experiencing the driest conditions and hottest temperatures since satellite record-keeping began”.
The UN specialised agency had also said that as a consequence, as many as 13 million people are currently experiencing acute food and water shortages, with 25 million projected to face a similar fate by mid-2022.
But on Friday, Ziggy said that his posts about the catastrophe were being deleted by Instagram, after he had taken to Meta CEO Mark Zukerberg’s page urging him to “take off his virtual reality and help”. The eight-time Grammy winner said that as a consequence, he had resorted to sharing the affliction of East Africa, on his late father’s official Instagram page.
“I had to post this here because my copy is deleted everytime I try and post it on my page. This is happening after I commented on page asking him to take off his vr and help more in the real world. Is my page being retaliated against by the algorithm and those who monitor it? Are we not allowed to call out the billionaires who control these mediums?” Ziggy who is the eldest son of Reggae icon Bob Marley said.
“Climate change is messing up a lot of things that’s no excuse to let children anywhere on this planet die en masse because they don’t have nourishment. Mucking ridiculous.
Rebellion Rises singer Ziggy Marley says his efforts to shed light on the current major humanitarian and food shortage crisis which has left millions of children in East Africa malnourished, and an…
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