According to CNN, the international community needs to act fast as warning signs of a famine in South Sudan are hindering. We need to learn from our past mistakes of slowly responding to crises in other countries, such as Somalia and Rwanda.
The areas where famine are expected to occur by March are areas of conflict, so getting humanitarian aid into these zones could pose as a problem. According to CNN, “the American envoy said a lack of leadership, a history of vicious ethnic violence and the indictment of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court are all factors that have complicated the crisis in that country.”
However, the international community must stop at nothing to try and get this aid to these people. We do NOT want another Somalia to happen!!!
We must take our past mistakes and learn from them, and we must do whatever it takes to round up humanitarian aid and get it into these conflict zones so that thousands of lives are not lost.