While our country's media attention is focused on an upcoming Presidential election and the hypotheses surrounding it, there is a real, heartbreaking crisis in the Horn of Africa. Over 11 MILLION people are starving. 11 Million. In only four countries. Mothers are being raped and robbed, chased by hyenas, simply trying to get their children to safety, to a place where they can just be fed. These countries are dear to my heart. Something I haven't blogged much about is the fact that Nathan and I feel the call to adopt from Ethiopia. The reason that it hasn't been blogged about is because it's not the right time yet, which I'll go into in another post, but to think that children are literally starving to death, many of which are waiting for their forever homes in America, breaks my mama heart.
While I struggle DAILY with how to live in the first world while my heart breaks for the third world, I do know this. Action is needed. You can help. As the reporter says, even in a time of such famine, there is proof that every little bit helps.
Do something. Here's a website organized by adoptive parents to collect money for Africa. If you can only give $10, that is food for over a week for one person.