The Images of Poverty and Poor in Somalia in the Context of the aid Campaing in Turkey


(II) Images of the Poor, İstanbul, Türkiye, 05 Eylül 2012, ss.135-152

  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.135-152


This article explores the image of poverty and the poor in the context of an aid campaign in Turkey entitled “Campaign for Aid to Somalia and to the Other African Countries that Face Famine Risk” undertaken between 5 August and 29 September 2011. Many official organizations, ministries, municipalities and NGOs answered this call. Many videos were prepared, slogans were produced, news made, and articles written and shared in Turkish media during the campaign. The aim of this study is to understand how and why these images of poverty and poor in Somalia are used for Turkish society in the context of this campaign.