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Humanitarian Disaster in the Sahara

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Algeria has stranded 13,000 migrants in the Sahara forcing them to walk across it in response to EU directive to North Africa to lessen migration across the Mediterranean. These migrants come from regions torn by war, violence, poverty and climate change. In searching for solutions this is definitely not a solution, nor it is anything but a human rights violation. These migrants are sent out without water or food and many do not make it.

The podcast here Migrants Abandoned In Searing Sahara explains this crisis and sheds light on the reasons behind it. Much thanks to Arianne Kirtley, founder and director of Amman Imman/Water Is Life for bringing this to my attention. This is not being covered in the media as it should be.

We are seeing such inhumane treatment on a scale across our globe that must lead us to questioning why in this age of progress can we not provide the basest yet most important needs to humans. Why it is that cruelty and apathy are always seen as the way to handle…

We Are The Cure

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I hit a milestone this week as it has been a year since my surgery for stage four ovarian cancer. One year that has been filled with healing, hardship and trying to adapt to a life that has been filled as well with reflection and also sadness. I have had this blog for over a decade and have brought forth a myriad of issues and information that spans the globe. So much time spent sending out an SOS about the crisis of humanity centering on water, our source of life.

As we look out into the world today we see more pollution, more corporatization, more war and a climate crisis now truly illustrating that consequences not considered can reap a deadly future. News of corals in the Great Barrier reef dying, to continued pollution of our oceans from spills, plastic, fracking, overfishing and extreme warming (and Arctic Amplification) souping up storms, the most devastating Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria, which also laid bare not just the effects of extreme climate, but the persistent…