Movements inside could be detected, thenhewouldemergewith
a desolate look on his face. He went in a last time, and came out
with a shriveled girl child, dead, and lightly wrapped in a ragged
cloth somewhat like cheesecloth. His eyes were dull, stoic,
He walked in as dignified a way as possible, very slowly. He was
going to a nearby pit which had been dug by a bulldozer.
He stepped into the pit and gently laid his little girl on top of the
bodies of others who had died before her that same day.
The difference between life and death?
The expected food
shortages projected for
late 2014 and into
2015, will be equal to
or even exceed the
terrible famine in the
It may, in fact, be the
worst famine Africa
has ever experienced.
Food‐grains imported from outside the
country of need involves enormous costs...
shipping, import duties, distribution
mechanisms... making effective relief
almost impossible in the long term.
Certainly, emergency feeding is a necessity,
but as international concern wanes, the
ongoing needs remain essentially
unchanged... and potentially unaddressed.
Is there any