It hasn't rained in the region for four years. There is almost no harvest in the fields and most of the animals have died. In addition, al-Shabaab military groups prevent the villages from being supplied with goods. Exhausted people often run for days across the parched fields. They hope to reach a place still alive where they can be helped.
"I have heard of mothers who had to abandon some of their children to save their other children," said Daoud Adan Jiran of the NGO Mercy Corps, describing the hopeless situation of many families.
Yes, this is the reality in Somalia…
Things are a little different in other places…
The appetite-suppressing drug, sold for weight loss under the brand name Wegovy, is already available for 12- to 17-year-olds in the US and was recently approved for use on the NHS in England for obese adults with one weight-related comorbidity.
NHS England officials believe there could be benefits in giving the drug to children who have been referred to specialist weight management services, including a reduction in referrals for invasive weight-loss surgery, reversal of health problems and social benefits such as improved school attainment…
Over 6 million children die each year from malnutrition.
This is according to data from a report by the Bureau of Population Affairs in Washington, published in the People's Daily.
(If not more)
Starvation does not kill children directly, as diseases such as pneumonia do, and this is why most people do not understand how many children's lives are claimed by malnutrition.
At the same time:
In the UK it's estimated that around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11 are living with obesity.
According to the most recent NHS health survey, around two-thirds of the English population aged 16 or over are overweight or obese.
Most equality movements preach that we’re the same but hold men to a completely different standard…
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
– Benjamin Franklin
"Our culture is being attacked by every major entity taking over our unique communities and reducing us to nothing more than numbers."
– Jessica Marie Baumgartner
"In a world that still suffers from the lack of essentials, indulgence in luxury is a human rights violation."
– Abhijit Naskar
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