Saturday, June 18, 2005

Uptown babies don't cry

Ten million children under the age of five die each year, the majority from preventable diseases and malnutrition.

Edit: I found it difficult to comprehend the number 'ten million': at first I though it must be wrong. It's 30,000 each day, more or less, or if you prefer roughly the population of London or two Scotlands. Now I imagine myself walking through a London populated entirely by dead children under five: every year, the city is totally refilled with dead children, who died because they are poor and we are rich.

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