Needless Disease and Death in Somalia

Needless Disease and Death in Somalia by Bryan Walsh

This article discussed the famine in Somalia which has killed tens of thousand. it was triggered, most likely, by the worst drought in 60 years, but is ultimately a manmade disaster. the insurgency currently going on in Somalia has prevented food aid and the emergency aid is being stolen by corrupt contractors. The famine was begun by a drought but it is the humans that made it a disaster.

People there now suffer not only from famine but cholera and measles as well among camps. These are both easily preventable by means as simple as an injection but in these tightly packed refugee camps the sicknesses spread like wildfire. Many disasters begin with a natural disaster but are made much worse by human actions.

Renee Dobrinsky

Chapter 1: Tragedy of the commons

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