Monday, September 26, 2011

The invisible and the political

Here is a link from the UK Guardian:

There are various segments about the famine. People comment throughout with some comments being more generous than others. I do not care about the politics. I do not recall Jesus telling us to check their identity cards before offering assistance or weighing whether or not the thirsty ought to be given that cup of water. People are dying. We can discuss later how to prevent another famine.

I read today that Dadaab can now be seen from space. It has even made its way into here:

What it has also done is disappear from the front page of our newspapers. How can so many be so invisible?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

From the President of Doctors Without Borders

The following is a message from the President of Doctors Without Borders. He is very direct. He is realistic in what can and cannot be done.

It is the same with giving. It will be the same with our making cards to benefit DWB. Our offering is small. It will not solve the problem. But it is better than not offering anything at all. Will people die? They are and they will. But more will suffer and die if nothing is done.

Forgive the direct message. Starvation is an "in your face" event.

Please read the following message:

And please remember to pray. The situation there is not going away anytime soon. And neither are we.