Ok, before I start, I am not ignoring the whole News of the World scandal. I am appalled by it. However all I have seen on my twitter feed the last few days is about #NOTW. Even the BBCs own twitter feed has been heavy on NOTW stories. But this is at a time when 12million people are facing starvation in parts of Africa. 12 MILLION. I mean that is so many it is incomprehensible. The closest I can imagine is everyone in the South East of England (where I live) facing starvation. Which to us it utterly unimaginable... I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like to watch your own children starving every day, not being able to help them or to feed them. To have to trek days to a help point to try and find food, when you have so little energy anyway through lack of food.
The area of East Africa affected is huge and has not had rain since November. Apparently rain is not expected until September (probably because its all falling here...). So easy to complain about the rain isn't it, but Africa is in desperate need of it. How unjust it all seems.
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