I can't help but have a pit in my stomach every time I think about the worsening conditions in South Sudan and Sudan. Violence and starvation. Suffering. It's absolutely heartbreaking.
This article from the BBC talks about food shortages.
And if you're thinking, "Well that's half way around the world. Why should I care?" We at One Million Bones think that people in need are more than enough reason to do something; but here's more reason if you need it. You can read this article about how the escalation will impact world oil prices.
And here's a blog post from our partners at ENOUGH about reporting on meeting the guidelines that have been set out in Security Council Resolution 2046 which requires the governments of Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the SPLM-N, to meet a number of conditions or face the imposition of sanctions under Article 41 of the U.N. Charter.
Please take a few minutes to send some hope out to the people who need it, and then take a few more minutes to find out what you can do to "encourage" our leaders to take some action. If you've got a few minutes after that, make a bone for the One Million Bones project.