Tuesday, August 16, 2005

When Did We See You Hungry?

A 2-year-old outside a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Niger, where there is a severe food crisis. Photo from WashPo.

As numerous news stories have pointed out, the U.N. has been totally inept thus far at efficiently distributing food and other aid to the people of Niger. The best bet to donate is to a private organization like Catholic Relief Services, which in addition to an immediate response to the food shortage has drawn up a 6-month plan to help farmers and others in agricultural work to get back on their feet so that international aid doesn't hurt their economy.