‘We make a Living by what we Get, we Make a Life by what we Give’ These were Words of Sir Winston Churchill. To make the world a better place for all of us it reaches a time when we have to GIVE no matter how little we’ve got, it is all about sharing lest the human race stealthily moves towards extinction starting with the horn of Africa where the first ancestors of human race lived some million years ago.
For most of us we miss a meal in a day mostly by choice either we didn’t get time due to our busy schedule, we are dieting, or simply because we just didn’t want to, but at the back of our subconscious mind we know we can access food if we wanted… believe me it is very different when missing a meal because there is no food at all…and especially when we are not talking about skipping one meal a day but no food for days. It is a very desperate situation in the horn of Africa
If this kid was yours what would you have done Differently?
Why is the whole world focusing on the horn of Africa?
This is the worst drought to hit this part of the world in 60 years according to the UN. Over 10 million are facing starvation in Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The situation may worsen in the region in the coming months because there is no harvest at all, unless we come together to help these people.
This is a clear indication that unless something is done there will definitely be no life in this part of the world… First it was the vegetation that disappeared, then the livestock and finally its the human race. The blue clear sky sends a very strong signal. There is not gonna be a drop of rain any soon. Why do we blame those which we neither have no power over nor can’t change. We shouldn’t blame the rains it is all our fault. We should share the burden of Global Warming and Carbon Emissions in the same proportions we benefit from them.
Desperate and malnutritioned but life must go on…
A foreign Diplomat was recently quoted saying “It is a terrible thing in our world that a baby should die from lack of food” But to our own technocrats this is very normal, some countries have not declared the drought situation a matter of national importance. We have definitely failed to plan. These people seem to have been forgotten by their own governments. European countries have taken the initiative to avert the situation. British minister for International Development asked the international community and African countries to respond to drought ravaging the Horn of Africa. Andrew Mitchell, who has completed a tour of Dadaab Refugee Camp in North Eastern province of Kenya said Britain had donated £52.25 million (Sh7.5 billion) to feed the region.
WHAT CAN USD 10 DO?
We all agree they need help, but who will help them if not me and you. What if we all Contributed 10 dollars to Aid the Kenya Red Cross drought combating initiative in the horn of Africa. It is advisable to Indicate on the transfer the details of charge as ‘OUR’ To ensure that KRCS receive the full amount of USD 10.
Donations may be made directly to the Kenya Red Cross Bank accounts below:
Account Name: KRCS Relief Account
Bank: Barclays Bank of Kenya-SWIFT CODE: BARCKENX
Branch : Enterprise Road
Account Number: 070-8040126
Correspondent Bank: BARCUS33
It is in itself humbling to queue in order to receive a donation,especially food, but like all the disasters that happen in the world we can’t entirely blame our early warning systems nor the planners. Just like the tsunami in Japan let us all rally behind these women and their sons to make sure that after such long wait on the queue they don’t go back home on empty stomachs …