Famine In Somalia

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Somalia has become part of the worst drought in the past 60 years in Eastern Africa. About 100,000 people died in this disaster (Forcing Back Famine page 2). In 2010, a famine struck in Somalia. The food shortages have been going on since then. As a result, thousands are starving and becoming malnourished. It will continue if nothing is done. This famine has harmed human beings and has put them under stress. Thus, they have little food and are experiencing many hardships. The food security in Somalia has dropped substantially due to a famine that has caused thousands to die from starvation, if there is no aid given to these malnourished people, the country will break down in security causing people to be defenseless and at risk. Although…show more content…
One of the only things that has been beneficial to the Somalians is that new camps are opening, but these camps may be a great distance away and people may not be able to get to them. Somali people have been relocating to the capital from their arable land to receive help from aid agencies, Maalik Som confirms. People are moving away from their farms; the farms are able to be cultivated and able to produce crops, but people do not stay there. They move to a large city in search of food. They do this because they do not have enough to eat. In spite of the fact that some organizations go out and help people in their own homes, the people who help are not always capable of reaching their destination. “al-Shabab, a terrorist organization, has blocked the main road for distributing food. The group has been doing this for years, so the military took action and drove them out.” says Maalik Som. Regardless of the military taking action, people are still starving. The group is still at large and blocking routes. Bad things are happening to innocent people in Somalia. Although people are standing up and helping the people that have been devastated, they still need more…show more content…
Loving someone like a brother is a hard thing to do, especially if one does not even know that person. ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ Luke 10:27 (New International Version) By becoming an advocate and helping a person, that person who became an advocate did something that God wanted. In fact, there is even a story from the Bible that shows what God wants people to do. This story is called The Good Samaritan. This story is about a man that got beat up. Two people passed and did not help. The third, who was a Samaritan helped the man up and took him to an inn and cared for him. That is what God wants everyone to do. That is what should happen in Somalia. People should care for the those in need, no matter how hard it might be. Although Christ can do things to help people in need, he wants humans to do it. Christ would be happy that something is being done about the issue. However, Christ would not feel very happy about the issue itself. Christ is watching people starve and die. Christ wants all people to help. Even if one is not Christian or does not have a religion, they should still help, it is for the greater good of
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