USAID Administrator To Visit Sudan, Talks Of Humanitarian "Access"
According to a press release released by the USAID, its administrator, Mark Green, will reportedly travel to Sudan between Aug. 27th-29th. The trip's stated purpose is to address the crisis in South Sudan, suffering from an historic influx of over 1 million refugees that have poured in, half of whom are children. Crises like this one are not spontaneous mishaps, but are rather the result of late-stage global capitalism, and a planned trip to Sudan is only a wink to a problem we do so much to perpetuate. When we discuss the consolidation of wealth/power to the top of the economic ladder, we are speaking of the same global problem that creates scarcity where there would otherwise be plenty.
Back in 2012, The Huffington Post wrote an article (again, from back in 2012) stating that the earth produces enough food for 10 Billion people, yet 5 years later, hunger abounds. Nonetheless, while Politifact states that ending world hunger would cost $30 Billion annually and Trump plans to raise the annual military discretionary budget by more than that. This will of course perpetuate the cycle, and imperialism's downward spiral will expand this ever-intesifying crisis. So as long as we are spending enough economic power to solve world hunger on death and destruction, I wouldn't celebrate this faux gesture by USAID. Damn them.