CNN, “5 Things”, June 11, 2021:
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.
***** S&E *****