Monday, October 26, 2009

Child Death: An Invisible Conflict

Today, over 25,000 children died around the world

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Over 25,000 children die every day around the world.

That is equivalent to:

  • 1 child dying every 3.5 seconds
  • 17-18 children dying every minute
  • A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring almost every 1.5 weeks
  • An Iraq-scale death toll every 16–38 days
  • Over 9 million children dying every year
  • Some 70 million children dying between 2000 and 2007

The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. In spite of the scale of this daily/ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage.

Here is an article sent to us by IC member Derrick. Did you know that over 25,000 children die around the world EVERY DAY? Probably not, because it's an invisible conflict!

Read more HERE!

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