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.