25 April, 2009

Cry Somalia!

How long will the International community allow Somalia to suffer and bleed this much? What is so heart wrenching about the situation in Somalia is that: it's mainly women, children, the old and the weak, who are bearing the most burden and paying the most price. How long will the International community let women be raped, children to be orphaned and so much suffering continue in Somalia?

Whatever news, now, one hears or reads about Somalia is horrendous and exrtremely disturbing. Jan Egeland, the former United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said: "I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do." It can be done. Somalia can be helped to recover. All it needs is the will and the means to achieve that. Especially from its neighbors. "If your neighbor's house is on fire or if several houses are on fire, you don't debate it. You get a hose and try to put the fire out ... That's what's most important."