I read this article today on msnbc.com and it put our heat in perspective! Here's just a little bit of the article:UNICEF on Thursday called the drought and refugee crisis "the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world." The international Red Cross signaled "great alarm" this week at the nutritional state of Somali children.
Thousands of Somalis are walking days and sometimes weeks to reach the refugee complex known as Dadaab, in hopes of finding food.
But the journey is claiming untold numbers of children as victims.
Andrew Wander, a spokesman for Save the Children, said his agency is providing care to more than 300 unaccompanied children who were found on roadsides after their parents died or abandoned them on their way to Dadaab.
"More children have died of malnutrition in the first four months of this year than in the whole of last year," he said.
So the next time I get in my car and crank the air conditioner while complaining about the current temps, I'll think of the thousands of men, women and children that are doing everything they can to just survive and say a prayer... I hope you will too!