Part of our response, in addition to giving to good Christian relief agencies, is making our concerns known to our leaders. This is an issue that really is a matter of life and death. And we should treat it as such. We are blessed to live in the one nation that can make the difference. Let’s work to see that saving twenty million lives is a top priority.
Wolf calls what’s happening a "silent emergency." It doesn’t have to be that way—not if the people of God, as Wolf says, tell the story of what’s happening "loudly and boldly."
For further reading and information:
Frank Wolf, "When Will People Pay Attention?" Washington Post, May 11, 2003, B07.
"Wolf: Ethiopia Famine Said to Be Moving to ‘Worst-Case Scenario,’" Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) press release, April 17, 2003.
"Wolf Calls on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to Appoint Special Envoy to Address World Hunger," Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) press release, March 6, 2003. Read Rep. Wolf’s letter to Annan; free Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
"The Threat of Famine in Ethiopia," report from Ambassador Tony P. Hall, February 15-21, 2003.
"Food for the Hungry Prevents Famine," Food for the Hungry press release, December 13, 2002.
"Ethiopia food crisis ‘overlooked,’" CNN, May 18, 2003.
"Massive famine stalks Ethiopia," BBC News, November 11, 2002.
John Vidal, "The forgotten famine," The Guardian (London), April 30, 2003.
Timothy R. Callahan, "‘I Never Thought I’d See Anything like That Again,’" Christianity Today, May 2003.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 030102, "Star Power and Suffering Children: Exploiting Celebrity."