Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unromantically Yours

From the blog Alhamdolillah

More on Somalia

Does it really take mass death to arose our action? USAID saw warnings of on-coming famine as early as August 2010. “In areas where limited humanitarian assistance is expected (i.e. south and central Somalia), pastoral households are likely to become extremely food insecure.” More here.

PodCast via Owen Barder on the famine in Somalia, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Charles Kenny calls the famine a crime, and blames local government and al Shabab; recalling Amartya Sen who argued that famine does not occur in a democracy or in a place wherein there is a relatively free press.

Whereas Thomas Mountain, the controversial Eritrean government supporter, blames the World Food Program for destabilizing food security in the region.

Obviously diverse opinions being shared on the issues, wisely take points from each inshaAllah.