The numbers are staggering. Millions starving, millions more at risk.

Famine Victims

The Horn of Africa famine crisis is an ecological crisis and a political crisis. But above all it is a humanitarian crisis. It is about more than numbers … it is about people.

It is about Eblah Sheikh Aden who with her seven children walked to Ethiopia to find food.

It is about Arot Katikov one of many children suffering from malnutrition in Lodwar Somalia.

It is about Abdi Salam and his sister Aisha whose father and mother were killed in the Somalian civil war and who walked for days to reach refugee camps.

It is about despair and hope and love.

For those who feel despair when looking at the overwhelming numbers of people in need, Mother Teresa provides some inspiration:

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop

Here is a drop:

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.


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“The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.”

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At BPI Campus – our Progressive agenda:
1. People matter more than profits.
• Corollary: Each person matters … equally.
2. The earth is our home, not our trash can.
3. We need good government for both #1 and #2.