I was reading this statement in Poverty News and realized that it is what I really wanted to say. I hope you are convicted as much as I was. I have really been impressed by some donors and friends who have stepped up. You are the best! Thanks.
“There is a saying that I’ve often heard here in Kenya: “Drought comes from God, but famine comes from man.” The current crisis in the Horn of Africa has many underlying factors: dramatic spikes in food prices, extreme changes in weather patterns, severe drought, entrenched extreme poverty, lack of income opportunities, and poor water and health infrastructure. Regardless, in 2011, a regional food crisis affecting over 12 million people should not be happening. Preventing massive suffering from hunger and malnutrition is within our power—and it is our collective responsibility.”