As I was sitting eating breakfast this morning I was tuned into the news, catching up on the latest happenings.
They did a piece on the famine in Somalia and the larger drought affected Horn of Africa. It’s the worst drought in 60 years we’re told. People are on the move in search of food, anywhere.
The stats are mind-boggling.
2500 will die every day because they can’t get food or water.
12,500,000 men, women and children are at risk of the same.
*update* 29000 children under the age of 5 have already died.
These statistics are incredible. So many people are going to die because of the lack of food and water.
“The king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:34-40
If you are touched at all by this tragedy, please give. We have so much, we have food on our tables and water flowing everywhere around us, yet they have none. Lives will be saved. Choose your favourite charity working in the area and give.
If you live in Canada, know that when you give to a registered charity, the Canadian Government will match your donation.