There is not much that I see on the television that can drive me to tears, or even to the brink where I feel a lump in my throat.
One of the very few things that did distress me to that point was the video that was shown at both Live Aid and Live 8, of footage of the Ethiopian famine, played to the song Drive by The Cars. Even if I hear the song on the radio or the television, I feel goosepimples.
Of course the sad thing is that these disasters never go away, and what compounds the horror is when we turn our face and ignore what is going on, and that is the impression I get about Darfur.
Whilst we are all busy reading about the Party Conference Season, the UN has been busy trying to extend it's peace keeping role in a region where much of the country is inaccesible to aid and has seen a three year civil war where more than 200,000 people have died and more than 2 million have been displaced.
The UK has been doing it's bit, but there seems to be no groundswell of concern or support as is needed!
Perhaps that ought to change! Perhaps we ought to be more informed about the situation there, before the country becomes another war torn country faced with severe famine.