→ 14 Sep 11 at 7 pm
I don’t know where this is from but, this reminds me of what we did today in my Human Rights & Global Affairs class which you might be getting tired of hearing about. We split up into different groups, Western public, African Union, U.S. Government, Kenyan Government and other groups who were in charge of fundraising for the famine in Somalia.
The point of the activity was to figure out how to provide immediate aid to Somalia, obviously. Except it was also about how to do so diplomatically. It was so hard, and all I could do was wonder how and why I want to be apart of the U.N, UNICEF, Red Cross and organizations like that when its so hard to move. So complicated, when it comes to Somalia you have to deal with Al Shabab whether you like it or not, and there are repercussions with trying to deal with an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, but they control supply lines and movement and are militarized and often take the money, and the aid for themselves.
The world is not as easy a place to live in as we think.