Keep Calm and Give Generously, Again
In an ever more unstable world, it is reassuring to find that some things never change. Somalia is on course for another famine, rather bigger than the one in 2011 which liberated the West from more than a quarter of a million potential migrants. The rains have been failing persistently, perhaps because of anti-American hoaxing by the Heathen Chinee, although of course this cannot be proved; and consequently Somalia faces similar risks to Nigeria, South Sudan and even Yemen, where British arms dealers' initiatives for peace through profit have somehow delivered results that are less than altogether humanitarian. UN agencies are calling for action before the worst happens, and no doubt we can look forward to the usual moral denunciations from those who believe that humanitarian efforts should be concentrated on the vastly more deserving cadres of the Trumpster and the Farage Falange.