Story number 2 for 26 May 2000

By May 26, 2000

International Aid is also working in Ethiopia-having recently sent relief supplies despite the war. I-A’s Sonny Enriquez says theirs is a tricky situation. “It’s becoming more complicated-unfortunately, the level of declaration, whether this is now a famine situation or not is a technical matter. For outside people like ourselves, [we’re] waiting for a classification by the United Nations whether this is a hunger situation or a famine situation. But, if your are a member of the population and you are not the one having food, you don’t really care what it’s classified as famine.” Enriquez adds that in spite of the gravity of the situation, there is hope to be found. “I think giving a cup of water to those who are thirsty and handing out bread and food to those who are hungry is evangelism. Especially, if the one giving it is expressing so in the love of God. You don’t even have to open your mouth. People will ask themselves, ‘Who is this person?'”

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