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Ceasefire needed to stop starvation

Most likely, very few Washington state residents have ever seen a starving child.

While living in three African countries for 17 years, I saw a few children with kwashiorkor (a protein deficiency evidenced by extended stomachs and sparse reddish hair), but only once at the JFK Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, did I see a child on the brink of starvation. Believe me, it was traumatic. I wanted the medical personnel to hurry, do something, rush right away to treat this emergency.

Today, we learn of countless children starving in Gaza and Sudan.

Experienced United Nations personnel, aid agencies an...


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