Monday, 25 July 2011

Daniel Howden: This famine is a failure of politics, not of generosity

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/daniel-howden-this-famine-is-a-failure-of-politics-not-of-generosity-2319944.html
The explanations offered to us along with pictures of starving children in the Horn of Africa follow several well-worn threads: we are told the famine is the product of the worst drought in 60 years; that the early warning systems designed to detect crises and steer international response have failed; and, most pervasively, that it is a product of our own indifference.
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