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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Saturday May 11, 2002
06:56 PM

"Life on less than $1 a day"

[ #4858 ]
Dear Log,

I am reminded of the saying that the most dangerous and volatile people are those who have nothing to lose...

«The pandemic of HIV/Aids, and the poverty associated with it, is hitting children with a force no one foresaw, according to a new study. In Africa, in particular, it has already undone the achievements in social development of the last half century.

[...]

  • Every day 30,000 children under five die, mostly from preventable causes
  • One in four children live in abject poverty on less than $1 a day
  • One in four children will not be immunised against any disease.
  • One in three of them will suffer malnutrition in the first five years
  • One in six will never go to school
  • One in four will not reach the fifth class
  • 300,000 children are soldiers

»

--"Aids turns back the clock for world's young: 'Shameful statistics of pandemic and poverty laid before UN special session on children"

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  • just because (Score:3, Insightful)

    by hfb (74) on 2002.05.12 10:28 (#8279) Homepage Journal

    the US is the richest and most powerful nation in the world doesn't mean that it should be obliged to share that wealth in the form of anything but bombs and MREs. Truly shocking and depressing numbers if true.