All the mothers and children I met looked yellow in the face because of a lack of food and nutrition
The Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has been orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has left the country on the brink of famine.
It's time that our government stopped selectively condemning humanitarian disasters and applied diplomatic pressure on their Saudi ally. Pressure needs to be applied to negotiate a truce while lifting the blockade to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered. Basic rights to life, food and decent living need to be upheld universally.
I tell these mothers to just keep going. Dig for hours to find water underground. Walk for days to find nuts in the bush. Skip meal after meal to keep your children alive. Help is coming. And until then you just have to survive. That's what I tell myself every day when I miss my family painfully and get up, get ready for work, and just keep going.
I recently returned from spending a week in Somalia, where I saw first-hand the catastrophic effects that today's famine
Drought used to come once a decade and only in parts of Somalia. Now, the conditions are more regular ― about every other
This week, I was in Somalia, and the effects of drought were clear. What should have been green was dry with poor rains offering
Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.
Even in the nine short months I've worked in the aid sector I've seen horrendously sad and difficult situations in the countries we work in, as well as hearing stories of unbelievable hope and courage in the face of adversity. But nothing could prepare me for visiting South Sudan.
The Hargeisa TB Hospital ©2017 World Vision Travelling to Somalia two weeks ago, I saw first-hand the devastation that drought