"Somalia is facing its worst food security crisis in the last 20 years, " states Mark Bowen. He is the United Nation's top official in charge of Humanitarian aid in Somalia.
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"Babies are dying because of the lack of equipment and medicine," states NY Times writer Jeffrey Gettleman.
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“If this were Haiti, we would have dozens of people on the ground by now,” said Eric James, an official with the American Refugee Committee, a private aid organization.
*SIGH* Many of you know that as I face being Bipolar everyday I have been dealing with Postpartum Depression since I had my son in June. One of the many things that cross my mind as I deal with the depression and sadness that come post-pregnancy is the thought that I have the nerve to feel bad and sorry for myself when women in SOMALIA are losing their lives and their children. That realization pisses me off and makes me angry that WE aren't doing more for them.
They deserve more and just because the area is chaotic that does not mean that their people do not need help. I see many trending topics on Twitter, and none of them are #PrayForSOMALIA, #PrayForEthiopia, #PrayForKenya, or #HornOfAFRICA. I want to see how many of you will read upon what is going on, donate, and then be able to
TWEET ABOUT IT. HELP OTHERS BY SPEAKING UP!
Please educate yourself before you comment or tweet on something that you have not completely read about. Below are articles available and as I continue to educate myself on what I can do I will pass the information to you as well.
Search the INTERNET for more articles and information about the
Famine in the Horn of Africa
May God bless the people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia