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赋权非洲人道主义者

内罗毕—最近,饱受旱灾困扰的索马里堪称人间地狱。这里所遭受的灾难和惨象,难以用语言表达。降雨量在很长一段时间里处于历史最低值。我亲眼看见羸弱的牲口群倒毙,看见人们的未来在他们的眼前灰飞烟灭。

但虽然语言难以正确地表述这场危机的程度,仍然能够指引世界的应对。在这方面,我要旗帜鲜明地指出,除非国际社会改进其对非洲援助的方针,否则苦难的循环还将继续发生。

索马里最近的灾难并不是什么独特现象。十几个国家的数百万非洲人,都面临着类似的困境,庄稼歉收和持续冲突导致了严重的粮食危机。有人估计,2017年上半年,东非农民失去了60%的牲口——而牲口是他们的主要收入源。面临如此艰难的光景,我的愤怒更甚于悲哀。

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