“Parents are being forced to choose which of their children receive water and meager rations of food.” A Choice No Parent Should Have to Make (courtesy of Heifer International.)
We understand that a famine affecting more than 12 million people isn’t something that can end quickly. But what we can’t understand is why the response to the situation in the Horn of Africa hasn’t garnered more attention or why the organizations providing emergency relief haven’t received more donations.
According to some reports, less than half the food, aid and money needed for Somalia and surrounding nations who are absorbing refugees fleeing drought, violence and famine, has been donated. That means children are dying, and parents are being forced to choose which of their children receive water and meager rations of food.
The Associated Press interviewed one mother, Wardo Mohamud Yusuf, forced to leave her 4-year-old son “to his God on the road.”
No one should have to make this kind of choice. There are ways to help. If you can do anything, please do.
- Have you ever imagined yourself in such a situation? What would you do?
- Vincent is known for his concern for “foundlings”. What would he being doing about this today?
Tags: Aid, Disasters, Foundlings, Hunger, Somalia