A recent UN report states that 250,000 people died in the Horn of Africa due to a famine that occurred between 2010-2012. While cries for help went out during that time period, the bureaucratic answers were along the lines of “we only have 10 cents budgeted to feed each person…there’s not enough money.”

During that same period, the U.S.A. and other western regimes spent more than a combined US$1 Billion in the region to fight the “war on terror.”

Denan/Dhanaan, Ethiopia in the Ogaden Desert

Denan/Dhanaan, Ethiopia in the Ogaden Desert

Ethnic Somalis, living in the borderlands

Ethnic Somalis, living in the borderlands

on the edge of existence, off the maps

on the edge of existence, off the maps

home to our human family

home to our human family

independent writer

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