ISTANBUL (AFP) - Members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation promised to donate 350 million dollars as a relief for famine that has hit Somalia, in an emergency meeting here on Wednesday. "We said we aimed (to collect) 500 million. We are committed 350 million today," Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Turkish general secretary of the OIC, said in a press meeting as the gathering closed. The promised amount included 150 million dollars that Turkey has thus far collected in its domestic campaigns for Somalia, Ihsanoglu said. The United Nations has declared that one billion dollars is needed for Somalia, and the international community only pledged half of it, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his opening remarks. Representatives from some 40 OIC member countries, out of 57, convened in Istanbul to discuss how to boost aid to Somalia. All member countries also vowed to contribute to the Somalian fund that was founded under the OIC secretariat, said Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu.