Universal Foundation Organizes Prayer Service for Horn of Africa
Close to 70 Turkish Americans gathered in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday night to "pray for the rain" in the drought-hit Horn of Africa. The event was organized by the Universal Foundation, a nonprofit which aims to serve the religious, cultural and social needs of the Turkish community in northeastern US.
Participants of the Universal Foundation's "pray for the rain" event spoke of the hunger and starvation that millions are facing in Eastern Africa.
Some attendees said they hoped their prayers would be answered and that the famine-struck region would get much needed rainfall.
Turkish Americans attending the prayer service said they felt the pain and suffering of those affected by the tragedy and hoped they would get some relief soon.
The United Nations says more than 12 million people need urgent aid in the Horn of Africa, which is experiencing its worst drought in six decades.
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