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Something very wrong.

Yesterday on BBC News there was a story about the terrible situation in Somalia, one of four countries in the Horn of Africa, ravaged by drought and famine.

Immediately following this story was a celebration of the last flight of the Space Shuttle with incredible images of the final take off.

NASA quotes the approximate cost of a Space Shuttle at $1.7 billion. The cost of the fuel burned on take off would surely make a huge difference to the plight of so many people in these stricken regions of the world.

I know very well that First World countries contribute huge amounts to Third World relief, but it's obviously still not enough.

In the UK., donations can be made via the Disasters Emergency Committee. In other parts of the world I'm sure there are equivalent organisations.

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