I am gripped by the images coming out of the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia) right now. Up to 2000 children are dying daily and millions of people are at risk due to the current drought-- the worst the region has seen in 60 years. The political situation in Somalia makes the crisis even more acute and life-threatening there.
It's easy to sit back or turn away when we are faced with suffering on a massive scale like this. But each of us can make a difference by giving to aid organizations and by raising our voices to spread the word. Since my son is from Ethiopia and he still has birth-family living in the Southern region of the country, this emergency feels very close-to-home and close to my heart in many ways.
As part of our commitment to giving back, Acupuncture Denver donated $500 to Unicef today.
Ways you can make a difference right now:
1. Donate to Unicef.
2. Sign one.org'sÂ petition to urge world leaders to step up the response to this crisis.
3. Read and share thisÂ article and videos from Unicef with friends and family.