By Eddy Montilla.
Indifference toward the suffering of others is a common method of payment used by insensitive people. Recently, the world seems to be full of them. You only have to look at Africa, facing a severe drought and famine to verify it. The lack of food and drinking water killed more than 100 Somalians in a couple of days in just one area. Like Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also countries where the drought endangers the live of millions of Africans. However, many people around the world keep up their rhythm of life as if nothing had happened, without a single gesture after seeing these people’s woes. Since when the human heart stopped being warm to become so glacial?
Parties and carnivals while in Africa many people die of hunger. Celebrations of Lent, Ramadan, etc., and in Africa, many people die of hunger. From USA to Japan, from Japan to the European Union (EU) a shower of food falls day by day into trash bags. In Africa, according to UNICEF, more than 1.4 million children could die of acute malnutrition.
Politicians raise their voices and say that something must be done. They say that “we have to act quickly”. At the end of the day, no action is taken and we are in front of another tasteless performance. The media is just happy with getting the news and move on to try to get the next one as soon as possible, but in Africa, starving children can hardly open their eyes. Competent international organizations visit the zone, hold long meetings and, when night falls, their members will go somewhere to enjoy an exquisite meal.
This article was originally published in the digital newspaper World And Opinion.
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