Drought and cold cause food crisis in Mexico!

According to The New York Times, the drought and cold has caused a food crisis in Mexico, effecting two million people and devastating their crops.

In the past two weeks, the government “has authorized $2.63 billion in aid including potable water, food and temporary jobs for the most affected areas, rural communities in 19 of Mexico’s 31 states.”

The Tarahumara indigenous community, located in the Sierra Madre and among the poorest in the nation, is among the most affected communities. In this area, no crops have grown because of the drought. This has caused serious harm, since this is their livelihood.

There has been drought and food crises all over the world, and while it may seem that our funds are stretched too thin and our efforts futile, it does make a difference.  As neighbors in this globalized world we must do ALL we can to help because one day we might need their help.

So I ask you, please help those nations- like Mexico, Sudan and Somalia- through this tough time because donating just a little of your time and money will make a difference.


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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