fredag 11 april 2008

Pilger kontra Unicef

John Pilger i Information Clearing House:
We are constantly told that September 11th 2001 was a day that changed the world and - according to John McCain - justifies a 100-year war against America's perceived enemies. And yet, while the world mourned the deaths of 3,000 innocent Americans, the UN routinely reported that the mortality rate of children dead from the effects of extreme poverty had not changed. The figure for September 11th 2001 was more than 36,000 children. That is the figure every day. It has not changed. It is not news.

In 2006, for the first time in the modern era, the number of children dying before their fifth birthday fell below 10 million, to 9.7 million [motsvarar ungefär 27 000 barn per dag]. The milestone follows a global decline in the under-five mortality rate since 1990.
(Via Motbilder)

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