More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia are experiencing dire hunger, with millions more facing “high levels of acute food insecurity,” according to a new report from the United Nations and other aid groups. The famine in the country’s Tigray region stems from a conflict that began in November between Ethiopian government troops and the region’s former ruling party.
The fighting has resulted in “population displacements, movement restrictions, limited humanitarian access, loss of harvest and livelihood assets, and dysfunctional or non-existent markets,” the report said. The situation is expected to worsen through September.
This is not about the USA being the world’s watch dog, police force, or savior. It just asked the question, “How can the world permit this?” Don’t all people deserve to feel safe, secure, and free of hunger?
It will never be a perfect world… but situations like this are beyond criminal.
Making tough decisions is not easy. It is always good to understand the broader thinking on the topic as that helps drive an informed decision. Making timely decisions is important and then moving on. The right decision for the circumstance might be the correct one but not always popular.
It is important that those affected by the decision understand why it was made. That does not mean they have to agree.
Accurate and timely communication to support the decision is critical. As important, is crafting the message, which can differ for different audiences.
A highly respected professional in the communications field once said, “the greatest oversight in communicating a message is thinking that understanding has been achieved.”
Lots of stuff around about businesses not finding help as people earn more money staying home living off or government doles. Understand there’s more coming thanks to another government family assistance program, $300 per kid and that under special conditions will apply for kids over 18.
Well, we are out to eat at a local restaurant and find out our server just received a scholarship from a local hospital, she’s heading for a nursing career, Bachelor’s degree.
But here’s the real story…
She’s a single mom with an 8 year old, working three jobs to pay for her personal, living and family expenses. Three jobs! She’s got the jobs managed so she’s off on the weekends to spend time with her daughter. Her sister helps with her daughter during the week. Her work week, three jobs, around 90 hours!
Do you hear that America, three jobs, 90 hours!
Do you hear that Washington, DC… three jobs, 90 hours.