Letters to the Editor

Terror victims and famine

A woman sits next to a child suffering from malnutrition at a hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
A woman sits next to a child suffering from malnutrition at a hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. New York Times file

Starvation claims far more victims

The terrorist attack that killed 31 and wounded hundreds in Belgium was a cowardly act of barbarism committed by psychopaths.

The world is rightly outraged by this slaughter of innocent people. However, an estimated 21,000 individuals die of starvation every day, and there’s not a single vigil for all of those daily deaths and no one seems to care.

It seems that countless people are starving each day is not as newsworthy as those dying from a terrorist attack.

Mark Collen, Sacramento

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