I was devastated after reading about the famine in Somalia. It made me realize how ignorant and oblivious I am to what goes on in the world. As a society, we cover more stories on garbage celebrity BS that has absolutely no relevant effects on our day to day living.  Supposedly, this is the “worst” famine/drought within the past 60 years. I am not much of a politician or historian, so I can’t ramble off about preventative measures or reasoning behind this. All I know is that it makes me grateful for just the simplest, basic necessities of life that is not written in the fate of hundreds of thousands innocent people. I went crazy with guilt thinking of how superficial, gluttonous, and entitled I can be without even realizing what I spend my money on. What makes them different from me is simply a matter of random chance: where we happened to be born on this globe. Starvation and malnutrition is a torturous and horrendous death. When we hear/read about it thousands of miles away, our brains just cannot process or fathom the severe devastation of this matter.  I have added a couple links below for people interested in donating. I can’t stress enough the importance of educating ourselves of what goes on in the world around us. Let us not become desensitized to the core values and delicate existence of humanity.

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm

http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

https://www.wfp.org/donate/hoa_banners/

http://www.icrc.org/eng/donations/index.jsp

http://www.supportunicef.org/site/pp.aspx?c=9fLEJSOALpE&b=258155

 

 

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