Every year for a while now Medecins Sans Frontiere has been putting out their own “Top Ten” list. It’s the top ten most under-reported stories of each year. Check out www.msf.org for the original article. Reuters alertnet also has a link to the article and an article of their own on the phenomenon. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/MSFIntl
The top three of the bottom 10 are
– political and economic problems that sparked a health-care crisis in Zimbabwe
-drug-resistant Tuberculosis is spreading as the new drugs for Tuberculosis go untested
-more ready-to-use food (RUF) is a crucial step for reducing childhood malnutrition.
Of course the top-10 story that hit home was the violence in CAR that is driving 300,000 refugees into Cameroon. As I make my final purchases for Christmas I want to keep in mind these forgotten stories. And especially as a part of the big bad media wolf I have to ask myself how I can be a part of changing the world. How can we change the way that we look at crisis? How can we remember that each and every person is created by God?