Darfur: Just When We Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse...
The UN is cutting in half its daily rations in Sudan's Darfur region due to a severe funding shortfall.
"This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made," James Morris, head of the UN's World Food Programme, said.
From May the ration will be half the minimum amount required by each day. The cut comes as the UN said Darfur's malnutrition rates are rising again.
Nearly 3m in Darfur are totally reliant on food aid after being driven off their land by three years of conflict. [BBC]
Meanwhile, the leaders of the free world are more concerned about Iran enriching a little uranium that COULD possibly cause the deaths of just as many people, oh say, about 50 years from now.
Why not help those people who are dying RIGHT NOW?! Why not mobilize the most powerful countries for a worthy cause like this?! WHY WHY WHY?!
Maybe because making a big fuss about Iran will make gas prices go through the ROOF, giving Exxon Mobil and their buddies (including Bush & Co.) something to rave about...to the tune of $8 Billion to be specific.
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