International community needs to act fast!!

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.

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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