Hunger

More than 10 million people in the Hoorn of Africa need urgent humanitarian aid.. Almost 2 million of them are children younger than five years. The current crisis, which is in some parts of the Hoorn the  worst in 60 years, a consequence of dryness, conflicts , and strongly increased food prices. The situation is most terrible in Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. If we dont help, million children and women  become sick or even die.

The refugee camp in the Kenyan Dadaab, which can take care of 350.000 people is full. Each day more than 3,000 Somaliërs cross the border with Ethiopia or Kenya. The Red Cross emphasises that there are additional  funds necessary to the needs of populations.

 Why cant we help and stop this. We fly to the moon.  What if there was oil in the ground??

Whereas we complain over our own wet summer, at present in the Hoorn of Africa each day more than 100 children die And that is the beginning, because an additional half million children will die before the end of the summer.

To help ten million people a large-scale aid action is needed.

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29 Responses to Hunger

  1. Michiko says:

    It is very bad the worst drought in decades,65.000 children in Kenya alone were at acute risk of dying. the worst regional drought in 60 years.
    More funding is urgently needed. hope all over the countries get help these people we cannot afford to wait.
    Great post Sweeti san!
    You take care my friend.
    Michiko

  2. prenin says:

    England sent £23Million, but Europe has done little if anything, the Americans sending a derisory amount given their great wealth.

    We have to accept that with the Somali pirates and anarchy in the country, nobody feels safe enough to work in Somalia so millions are going to die.

    Sickening…

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

    • chicasl10 says:

      europ and USA are to much bus with themselves Prenin and its easy to close the eyes
      Many cold drops can cool off the ottest plate..we have to act and not to morrow NOW

  3. prenin says:

    Forgot the notify flag! DOH!!!

  4. Androgoth says:

    Yes I believe this drought is one of the worst seen and as for
    the famine it has been said that the current crisis is indeed drastic,
    with children and babies being the main focus as these are the
    one’s that are dying on such an alarming scale. Money pledged
    by the United Kingdom is said to be twenty three million pounds
    and this pledge will certainly help, however in the bigger picture,
    this is still a drop in the ocean and more aid is definitely needed
    in order to quell this growing catastrophe. Governments of all
    European countries need to support this aid project as in the longer
    term we need to see clear and positive results, the saving of infants
    and babies, and of course with the brilliant help of charities, to
    eradicate this form of widespread food shortages from our world
    once and for all…

    This is a very good blog
    that needed to be written…

    Be well Sweeti and do try not to be getting too upset over this…

    Androgoth XXx

    • chicasl10 says:

      we need to support indeed Not only UK or Belgium..
      The whole world…We are rich and we cant stop kids from dying from hunger..Is this Normal???Hell no
      we see on tv ppl doing their best to help…How to start with help when u see all those ppl walking towards u for help. I have so much respect for ppl that really act.
      we can givemoney and thenhope that it falls in the right place.
      Like Somalia using it for weapons..But we cant close our eyes..PPl die

  5. Joe Cutler says:

    The truth is Africa itself is a cauldron of chaos right now and sooner or later this will be a problem that the world will no longer be able to ignore. The current financial crisis that EU and the US are suffering make it extra difficult to expect financial or much other intervention. I get the sense that we are witnessing the beginning of a great cataclysm but we can only take part and do what we can do. We can’t be Superman we can only do what we can.

  6. chicasl10 says:

    The financial crisis is not an excuse …my opinion. Imagine our country in such situaton we would love to see help from other countries
    There is so much money in the world Joe to help .But ppl and countries that have will keep their wallet closed
    the situation like Somalia is very dangerous PPl cant risk their lives..so we blame those criminals
    We have to stop those guys that steal food to buy weapons. First.
    i cant close my eyes when i see Its a horror movie i know…and i dont like horror movies.
    But this is not a movie its reality.

  7. chicasl10 says:

    The financial crisis is not an excuse …my opinion. Imagine our country in such situaton we would love to see help from other countries
    There is so much money in the world Joe to help .But ppl and countries that have will keep their wallet closed
    the situation like Somalia is very dangerous PPl cant risk their lives..so we blame those criminals
    We have to stop those guys that steal food to buy weapons. First.
    i cant close my eyes when i see Its a horror movie i know…and i dont like horror movies.
    But this is not a movie its reality.

  8. Distressing and sad images coming out in the media over these drought stricken areas , how can this be happining in the world today , western worlds hand out money to countries to buy arms for wars and yet we cant find the money for food , our western civilization has got its priorities back to front but then again the western world operates on politics and power and greed
    Ian

    • chicasl10 says:

      Horrible aint it Ian,..How can we close our eyes? Its more than just buy food. We have to make watertanks..or whatever I cant understand that we cant do such things.
      I always say….They can make a GOLF court in the dessert For the rich..So the knowledge is there..Maybe its expensive thats the problem maybe??? well we cant accept ppl dying of hunger in this so called developed europ and America.

  9. penpusherpen says:

    What I can’t understand MJ, is why it’s been left this late?… It hasn’t rained for two whole years, they cannot support their cattle, which have all died, and their crops have failed time and time again….the situation has been getting worse day by day, year by year, why hasn’t something been sorted by now? All other countries have to pull together and give aid before there’s a massive death toll. Water, such a life saving commodity, yet we bathe ourselves in it whilst other countries are dying for the lack of it. Tragedy at it’s worst. Good words my friend, and a great blog. xPenx

    • chicasl10 says:

      Lady P..
      I agree with u…why is this sooo late..
      My husband says every day…we flush our toilet with drinable water …
      can we understand that we cant give Afrika .
      How long will we ac cept this?? The big chiefs of the tich countries need to stand up and do what they have to do.
      The volunteers of Charitas .are doing their best..but its a big fight… More hands are needed
      and whats most needed The future…That this will not happen anymore.

  10. the news reporters have done their job well and provided the western world with an all too clear picture of events in drought stricken Africa. it is a horrible crisis. the BBC world news provides us with the information of what is happening there. in this difficult economic time many people here and other countries too are out of work. more people are living hand to mouth and have no money since the great depression.
    I pray that help comes for them chicas…that help comes for us all

  11. chicasl10 says:

    so true Eddie..
    More and more ppl are living below the poverty..Fighting for a job…fighting for a normal life.
    there is money in the world but those who have a lot want more and more
    thats the whole problem.

  12. ajitpeter says:

    Famine
    killing millions in slow death
    Food at times a treasured wealth
    the body that melt to its bones
    vultures wait for the dying groans
    humans in their wisdom might
    failed to heal the hungers plight
    places in world the food left to rot
    farmers do burn crops for profit got
    human wolves prey on the weak
    the hungry to die blamed on natures freak
    doth not our warships have fuel to run
    is it not simple to give food to them that die under sun
    a human in hunger is he not a brother
    a human to save is he a bother
    wars costing a million we do wage
    rockets to moon are shows to stage
    yet to get food to a dying hand
    tis a crime done unto the children of land
    for a human in hunger to die a lost fight
    the nations of world do bear the crime in broad day light
    pety

  13. chicasl10 says:

    Tx Buddy
    A wonderful strong all saying poem.
    The rich nations have to act . But i think they are busy with themselves
    how can we watch ppl die from hunger?

  14. Read in the paper this morning that men are committing suicide and if they fail, inflict horrendous wounds on themselves, because they can no longer feed their families…or running away to neighboring villages to try to save themselves, abandoning their families in the process, such is their desperation. Doesn’t help that nobody really knows how much of the money donated actually reaches these desperate people and isn’t lost in admin and organisational costs or paid to corrupt and vicious sources…aid workers are having much problem getting in, often being met with demands for payment in order to get in at all.

    • chicasl10 says:

      thats always the problem Wolfy with the donations ppl do.
      The money donated doesnot arrives on the exact place..Thats why
      when we went to Sl after tsunami ppl gave us money..cos every euro will be spend.Its horrible to hear that ppl commit suicide ..we have to help ..and we have to make the rich countries aware of this..
      Living rich and watch the tv???

  15. Hi Sweetie,
    It’s great to hear from you. I hope things have been going well with you lately, and hope your brother in law is doing well.
    No I never did try rafting yet. One of my sisters went white water rafting, over some dangerous rapids, their raft overturned and she fell out and nearly drowned, she managed to hang on to a tree branch. After hearing her frightening story and seeing the trauma she suffered because of that I think maybe i’ll stay away from that sort of extreme sport. Maybe rafting on a nice calm lake is for me? lol.
    Big hugs
    Nikki

    • chicasl10 says:

      well rafting is not dangerous When u have the Zodiacs that are used for that
      when u go against a rock u take in the peddles and listen to the front man.
      he is the one to listen to…But most of the time Young ppl that go for a trip use their peddles to stay away from the rocks and thats the worst thing to do
      and always…..Perfect shoes and put them under the connection in the boat..So then Nikki.
      ur safe…Well i can understand that what happened with ur sister u have fear to do.

  16. World hunger is an ongoing tragedy, it makes me feel rather helpless that I can’t do more to help. Your right though, when I think about the billions it takes to send one shuttle into space, and all the oil in the ground that makes some countries extraordinarily rich, how much could go to help those people for water and food. I feel that although i’m blessed to live in a great country I can never forget to help those in other places who suffer.
    Wish you a wonderful day Sweetie.
    Big hug
    Nikki

    • chicasl10 says:

      I heard that an oil sheik contructed a canal with the letters of his name…Crazy throwing away from money.
      Imagine he should spend the money in Africa It would help Those sille overacting rich guys can help…But seems when u have a lot ofmoney u want more and more.
      So the line between poor and rich will be growing each day.

  17. ♫ *´”)
    , ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ♫ ♪
    (¸.•´ (¸.• ♫ ♪ Such a sad sad and devastating situation!! As a father of three and a grandpoppi to one, it is absolutely heartbreaking to see the suffering… to know that these people, the young and old, are suffering the things which we take for granted. So hard to believe we all live in the same world. So much focus has been aimed at certain red top papers and people who seem to want to rule the world for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile people are starving, dying and it should not be happening. The media has not given the crisis the coverage it deserves. People like yourself bringing this matter to the attention of others is admirable. Kudos to you. 🙂

    • ♫ *´”)
      , ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ♫ ♪
      (¸.•´ (¸.• ♫ ♪ I just wanted to say that although I do support countries in sending humanitarian aid to other countries, and Canada and the USA, DO IN FACT send humanitarian aid to a number of countries worldwide in a crisis… I do have to ask why it is that we cannot feed, clothe and put roofs over the hungry… the homeless, etc. in our own damn country. I know of people who are losing EVERYTHING because of the economic situation of the country and yet no one is running to their aid… and they were TAX PAYERS up until they lost their jobs. WTF? Tax payers who’s $$$ is being sent over seas to support war efforts and yes… humanitarian aid efforts are being over looked and denied government assistance. How fair is that? Quite pathetic actually. We need to also be taking care of our neighbors… our communities too!!!

  18. chicasl10 says:

    so true Seth
    I call it hidden poverty..In the richest cities we have poor.ppl with no food..no roof..No basic.
    Its all over the world.
    my friend Pety wrote this.

    In a smile love doth live
    though small yet from the heart to give
    a smile to the hungry a meal of food
    a smile to the naked a cloth to feel good
    a smile to the homeless a roof in strom that stood

    a hand that open to give
    a hand that care for the poor to live
    tis a joy in human life found
    the birth of joy from sorrows sound

    the world may say that ur mad
    some might call thou to be bad
    yet the deeds of hearts that care
    the hands that open to share
    for if a smile be given to one
    the work of the heart never be gone

    it says enough no???
    tc Seth
    MJ

  19. chicasl10 says:

    He writes from the heart Seth….
    and then words come easy

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