VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Quoted: Preventing the next famine
September 8, 2011 by The IRC
|In Dadaab in northeastern Kenya, the IRC gives fortified food to malnourished young children whose families are fleeing drought and famine in Somalia. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
“[W]e are still heartbroken each time we see pictures from the latest famine in East Africa. But with a small, efficient investment in cutting-edge programs today, we can work towards a day when these devastating images are seen in history books rather than the evening news. That is an investment worthy of America.”
-- International Rescue Committee president George Rupp and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman in an op-ed published Tuesday on the Fox News website.
Viewing note: George Rupp and Dan Glickman will discuss their opinion piece and the crisis in East Africa live on the Foxnews.com website, this Friday morning, September 9, at 9:30am. The interview and the opinion piece will subsequently be posted on the Fox News website.
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