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26-06-2017, 02:12 AM
Great Work from World Food Programme and UNICEF
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articl...s-critical

Quote:South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations released Wednesday.


https://www.unicef.org/media/media_96491.html

Quote:In Numbers

2,600,000: Number of refugees in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya
1,800,000: Number of South Sudanese who have crossed into neighbouring countries since December 2013
1,250,000: Current population of refugees in Uganda. It has more than doubled in the space of one year
1,000,000: Number of children who have been forced to flee their homes in South Sudan
2000: Average number of refugees arriving in Uganda each day, for the past 11 months
3: Uganda has gone from the third largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the third largest today, after Turkey and Pakistan.

Still bad but compared to many situations over the past four decades this is a great achievement and may be a reason for optimism.
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26-06-2017, 02:14 PM
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Although I do not have much optimism for climate change.

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26-06-2017, 02:34 PM
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This little dated article may force you to revise your optimism.

You can find more in Caparros Hunger which is a book I highly recommend.

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26-06-2017, 03:04 PM
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That's a very depressing article.

Solutions and truth are hard to come by.
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26-06-2017, 03:08 PM
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(26-06-2017 03:04 PM)ImFred Wrote:  That's a very depressing article.

Solutions and truth are hard to come by.

Reality of living on this planet is very depressing.

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26-06-2017, 08:05 PM
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(26-06-2017 03:08 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(26-06-2017 03:04 PM)ImFred Wrote:  That's a very depressing article.

Solutions and truth are hard to come by.

Reality of living on this planet is very depressing.




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26-06-2017, 08:20 PM
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He's the best comedian going.
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27-06-2017, 12:14 PM
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Sad The idea of children starving to death makes me want to vomit. I know it has been happening since the dawn of man, but it's still so devastating. I cannot imagine being a parent and witnessing that.

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28-06-2017, 07:19 AM
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(27-06-2017 12:14 PM)ShadowProject Wrote:  Sad The idea of children starving to death makes me want to vomit. I know it has been happening since the dawn of man, but it's still so devastating. I cannot imagine being a parent and witnessing that.

Yeah. I appreciate you saying that. It's very obviously horrifying but as long as it's still widespread it's important that we face it and address the problem. For a long time, this situation has been normalized and accepted as unavoidable. It shouldn't be accepted as normal and it's not unavoidable. We have the cure. It's food. Just because starvation has become a mainstay of our existence doesn't mean it has to continue into the future.

Also, the horror of how brutal starvation actually is should not be ignored. It's not just death but a terribly torturous slow death.

It may be true that disaster is upon humanity. Perhaps past the tipping point. But wherever we are in the span of our existence hopefully we can avoid being apathetic and defeatist.

I feel like if it were me, starving, I would think if I were only the other side I would be one who did something.
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