Sunday, March 19, 2017

UN turns starvation into a cash cow - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

UN turns starvation into a cash cow - Opinion - Jerusalem Post
"UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs: “More than 20 million people face starvation and famine” 
Where has he been until now? 
Gorging with the rest of his lot at their expense.
Stephen O'Brien
UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien (C) jumps over a slaughtered cow as part of a traditional welcome ceremony in South Sudan.. (photo credit:ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP)
Less than a week ago, Stephen O'Brien, the United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief stated, “More than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease.” 
Mr. O’Brien also said “$4.4bn was needed by July to avert disaster.”
Here is what I’d like to know: Mr. O’Brien has been in office for nearly two years now. 
What has he been doing all this time? 
What has the UN been doing? 
Starvation of twenty million people does not happen overnight. 
Why has the UN not sounded the alarm before? 
All of a sudden, the Internet and newsfeeds are inundated with harrowing images of emaciated children. 
Could the UN not tell the world about this when only five or ten million people were starving? Apparently, someone in that defunct institution calculated that it requires no less than twenty million starving people to redeem a ransom of $4.4 bn by July..."
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