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Stop sacrificing the future of our children
Dear Readers Some of you have expressed concern, asking if I am still in Koudougou. They worry because the pace of publication of our abc newsletter has slowed down to such an extent that some wonder if it has vanished. No, I must reassure you, I think it still has good times ahead.
They will arrive nevertheless...
800 migrants perished on the night between Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 of April. They had left from Libya and were heading towards Italy. The death toll of deaths has risen to 15oo since the beginning of this year. That is 30 times more than the whole previous year. In just one week Italian authorities have rescued 11 000 people, which is simply 10% of all those who arrived last year, the journalist Bernard Renaud reports on French television (April 20). An extraordinary European summit is scheduled for the 23 of April to discuss the crisis of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. The European Union has promised to look into new possibilities to prevent disasters at sea or to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. But is there really any hope that the root cause will be dealt with?
A way to help reduce famine and poverty
As part of its drive to enhance the value of local dairy products the UMPL/B – the National Union of mini-dairies and local milk producers - recently organised a 3day/72 hour event around ”The role and the contribution of mini-dairies in the social and economic development of its workers”. This was the first in its kind and the opening ceremony, presided over by the Minister for animal resources, took place on Saturday February 14 2015 in Ouagadougou.