Was watching a program today on the severe drought in Senegal, Africa. Apparently it's been going on at least 17 years as the program was a couple of years old.
Due to the drought the farming lands are turning to desert and the men of the villages have to go to the capital city, Dakar, to try to earn a tiny bit of money for their families in the villages. The capital city is very overcrowded, and the jobs these farmers get are mostly very hard labor.
Also, because they need to import rice and rice production is also down due to drought, rice prices are skyrocketing. So many people can only afford one meal a day....no meat or fish, just rice.
There has also been severe drought in Australia, and rice growers there cannot grow any rice....they used to feed millions of people each year.
Anyhow, we are very blessed in the USA to have water and food crops. We have drought here in Los Angeles, but farming areas in California are still okay.
Let's remember these poor suffering people and be very grateful to God for our many blessings.
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