For all of you who are just interested in how exciting I looked wearing the same dress every single day, this page is for you!
Again, if you want to understand my motivation, the escapist rules of the game, and how you too can easily do this, go to these posts. It is spelled out there like in a spelling bee:
Lastly, as this is for a cause (development and relief aid for the Horn of Africa’s lingering famine of 2011) PLEASE GO TO THE FUNDRAISING PAGE so that I will not be doing this in vain. Thank you so much!
At the beginning of February, the UN officially downgraded the famine in the Horn of Africa to a food crisis. This means that now, less than 1/3 of the population in dire need: Only 9.5 million people as opposed to 13 million are on the verge of death. (For a frame of reference, DC’s metro area is about 5.6 million, Chicago’s is 9.5, LA’s 12.8, and Dallas’ is 6.4). In South Sudan and another place in Africa, called the Sahel are also facing food crises.
These situations are actually more man-made than just a turn in the weather. Poverty is already extreme in these places with little opportunity to change one’s life situation. The, add to poverty political wars and social issues, then dependence on aid. THEN the rain dries up, and without excess that ideally would have been stored away… this is how these food crises start. The Horn of Africa just had the worst famine in sixty years, it is likely to repeat itself again unless good aid is invested in the region to help it develop in a healthy, sustainable way.
40 Days in a Little Black Dress: