Colour Coded for Death

This article on the Reuters website caught my attention and caused a lump in my throat. It seems that aid agencies are 'tagging' infants in villages in Niger, red for 'severely malnourished' and yellow for 'moderately malnourished'. The red ones aren't expected to survive the crisis. It also seems that most of the men have left the villages and even the country to head to the city or surrounding countries to find work. It also seems that it's too late.

I really feel for those who are working amongst these people in Niger, I have quite a few friends who are missionaries there and plan on trying to contact them for some direct information. Maybe we could use the red and yellow tags to promote the cause somehow. Anyone got any ideas?

More Nigerien kids from our trip, this is how they're meant to look.

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