Last week, Congolese National Basketball Association star and Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka launched an initiative linked to the Eurobasket games to support UNICEF’s work in the Horn of Africa.
“Block the hunger” will support those affected by the food crisis in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.
“I am African so I know the difficulties that millions of people go through in the African continent. This problem is very close to me and for me is a moral duty to support and help the people of the Horn of Africa now. I hope people realize that these persons need our help urgently and cooperate with UNICEF, ” said Ibaka.
Ibaka, who finished the 2010-2011 season as the best shot-blocker recording 21 blocks in 8 friendly matches this summer, will donate to UNICEF 100 € for every block as a member of the Spanish National Team during Eurobasket.