Although I could expand on these points more, I know I’ll end up writing forever, so I’ll save those for another post. However, I would like to contribute some other issues that I saw with this campaign.
However, one person’s $10 donation will not address the problems that led to the Horn crisis. Sure, the $10 might be put towards buying food items for distribution, but who is to say that food supply isn’t diverted to a rebel group involved in the perpetuation of the crisis (which happened)? Those $10 dollars aren’t going to make a difference in the bad leadership in the region nor will it solve climate change. It serves as a band-aid to the systemic problems we ignore. We patch these problems continuously without ever addressing the deeper problems – we put off the problems for another day…but how long does this go on? We, as donors and relief workers, need to demand more from our donations.