I sit next to her at work, and she is our Crisis Woman. Whenever a crisis happens in one of our field countries that has affected sponsored children, she's the woman who reports on this to our partner countries. (Hopefully she is not being affected herself this week by the Athens fires!)
In her absence, the crisis reporting has fallen to me. Completely selfishly, I've been praying for no crises to hit the world.
So right now I'm breezing through CNN just to make sure all is calm. Luckily, this seems to be the most serious crisis going on. The Peruvian Miss Universe contestant wore a cultural dance costume that the Bolivian state-run news agency says is theirs and theirs only.
"We ask that urgent, adequate, opportune and pertinent measures be taken to protect Bolivian cultural patrimony," they said.
Thank God, no sponsored children were affected by this urgent crisis.