6 Aug

photo credit to Medecins Sans Frontiers

From what I’m reading, it’s not possible to overstate the magnitude of the current famine in East Africa, especially in Somalia. I’m going to cheat here and link to other more knowledgeable and educated people in order to provide more information:

Owen Barder on the causes of famine, and how we can help – “Drought is neither necessary nor sufficient for famine”

The Christian Science Monitor on why we should help, even if the ruling elements in Somalia have terrorist ties – “The threat of mass starvation is so great, particularly in parts of central and southern Somalia controlled by the Al Qaeda-affiliated organization Al Shabab, that saving lives must come before following the letter of anti-terrorist regulations…”

The New York Times has a short slideshow of photos from Somalia.

Finally, if you can give money (and I’m pretty sure you can), please consider giving to The IRC or Doctors Without Border (MSF). Both are organizations that I trust and have tremendous respect for.


2 Responses to “Famine”

  1. iwc マーク16 September 17, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    iwc 中古

  2. bvlgari アショーマ September 17, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    バーバリー 時計 bu1373

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