Despite regular charity benefit events and TV specials over a period of more than 15 years, Africa seems no nearer to sorting out its over-population / famine / drought problems than ever. You rarely hear of India in this sort of predicament nowadays, yet when I was a young lad, it was always the Indian sub-continent that needed aid. But they have managed to sort themselves out and most now seem to live a fairly reasonable lifestyle. It seems no matter how much aid is pumped into Africa, its never ever enough. I dont know what the answer is - if there is one. But over a period of many years I seem to have become less affected by this type of news. I am still desperately sorry for the tiny little malnourished children you see on the news, but I am coming to the inevitable personal conclusion that no matter what is done this year, next year will come another crisis and more aid will be asked for. Do I give or not bother thinking the inevitable will happen anyway ? Its a terrible conclusion to reach, but if I am honest, its one that I am beginning to believe. I do give, but for how much longer I dont know. I just hope my little donation does actually help save the life of some poor little child somewhere.