We SCREAM to give a voice to the voiceless - those who are screaming, but not heard.
Genocide & War
Throughout history, genocide has slaughtered millions of people. It seems barbaric and implausible to our modern senses, but it can be found in numerous countries around the world on any given day. As the strategic killing or neglect of people occurs, those of us living in the west hardly take notice.
Health, to us, is a basic human right.We agree with the World Health Organization (WHO) that all humans should have "the right to the highest attainable standard of health." This includes timely, acceptable and affordable health care of appropriate quality (WHO, 2015).
It is critical that humanitarian aid is not only given to credible, accountable entities, but that it is beneficiary-focused and not donor-focused. For money to go into the pockets of government officials or large organizations and not address the needs of the people who are suffering and dying is unacceptable.
"As long as there is profit in war, the world will never know peace."
The human side of war is frequently forgotten, rejected or ignored. The voices of people caught in the middle of war are drowned out by the noise of empty preoccupations. If our own loved ones were susceptible to physical or emotional trauma, our hearts would stir with compassion. These people are equally in need of that compassion. They must be defended.
We must scream for them.