Tears and Hope

By Charles Kwuleum

I recently received a call from a friend who is an international development worker in one of the countries in the Sahel region of Africa. He told me about a group of young children who for a while were identified only as numbers in U.N.-run camps because their parents or guardians had died as a result of war, disease or malnutrition. The children face the same fate. For a moment, we broke down in tears as my friend and I mourned the lives cut short by violence and the unsecured future of the children who lack the basic amenities of life, education and family.

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