Ethiopia is Starving

>> May 21, 2008

I just finished reading this article on CNN: Starvation Claiming Ethiopia's tiniest. It makes me want to cry. The picture above is also taken from that article, it is of a little Ethiopian girl, Bizunesh, who is 3 years old and weighs ten pounds. This is not okay!

'The U.N. children's agency said in a statement Tuesday an estimated 126,000 Ethiopian children urgently need food and medical care because of severe malnutrition -- and called the crisis "the worst since the major humanitarian crisis of 2003." '

According to the article on, what is happening there, as many are aware, unfortunately is not the first time, and sadly will not be the last. In Ethiopia, if they go through a drought, they do not have a "back up plan", instead they starve. The World Charity organizations do not have all the resources they need to give them such a back up plan, and so instead they are always providing Emergency Assistance, in times such as now. The worst part is, it's not like if they do get millions of pounds of food it solves the problem. These children, all 2.7 million of them, are sick because of their starvation and malnutrition. They have to be slowly reintroduced to food and eating what could be considered "normal portions." And for some, the Emergency Assistance comes far too late.


Gisele May 21, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

Hello Nicole!! It's a pleasure to have you in my blog! SO ,are you be an au pair in Germany? Wow..this is good..I'm coming to US and you are leaving...hahahaha...that is good...when do you go to Germany?

Do you have a MSN?

Talk soon, kisses!!

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