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Reports Highlight Plight of Poorest Children


World  (tags: children, poverty, illness, deaths, save the children )

Michelle
- 1477 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Save the Children says there have been four million preventable child deaths over the past 10 years because states have failed to help the poorest.In another report, the UN children's agency Unicef also highlights a huge divide between child



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gail dair (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:20 am
Noted thankyou
 

Margaret B. (88)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:31 am
I still find it an incredible thought that so much food is wasted and thrown away in "rich" countries while there are so many people dying of starvation and disease in the world. I just can't wrap my brain around how this hasn't been solved yet....and we here in American are still funneling money into how we can kill people in larger numbers and more efficient ways...not to mention the space program.
 

Allison Killion (28)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 11:48 am
Breaks my heart. thank you
 

Carlos L. (1)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 11:51 am
In an overpopulated planet, the lesser of us suffer the most. After all of nature, poor women and children are the hardest hit. I understand that it's sad to know that more than 4 million deaths were preventable, but I also think that, had they lived, their quality of life would have been most certainly abysmal. The solutions are not easy, and I'm sure that the situation will continue forever.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:53 pm
Thank you
 

Jo Balltes (44)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:05 pm
Thank you very much for sharing x
 

Mehdi H. (27)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:12 pm
Noted. Thanks
 

Catrina Velez (46)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:24 pm
Much of the overwhelming, swarming poverty seen today is the result of President Ronald Reagan giving in to the screeches of anti-abortionists and slashing the funding for birth control to overpopulated impoverished third world countries. In times of famine, efforts to feed the starveing, like the 1980's "We Are THe World" USA for Africa campaign, have failed because distribution, coming from foreign countries, could not defend itself against warlords and profiteers in the countries that needed help. Nobody wants to face the fact that women, burdened with too many children, are dying from septic abortion attempts because birth control and safe abortion services are not available. Feeding and vaccinating only makes more babies. BIRTH CONTROL BEFORE CHOW, NOW, NOW, NOW!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:18 pm
We need to promote education in all areas and we must empower women so they can make informed decisions as to the use of their bodies and the possibilities of developing their minds.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:48 pm
thanks michelle x
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:12 pm
Thanks Michelle
 

chiari l. (2)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:08 pm
makes me feel stupid for complaining about my DVR this morning....poor kids..
 

Teresa K. (33)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:58 pm
So unbearably heartbreaking.
 

pj d. (57)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:14 pm
noted with saddness and thanks Michelle
 

Elizabeth Feller (0)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 3:02 am
Noted How heartbreaking
 

Linda Wallace (24)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 6:26 am
We have so much. They have so little. How can we share better? Should be more important than fighting wars.
 

Jada S. (9)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 7:59 am
Noted, thanks
 

. (0)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 7:42 pm
This is beyond sad, and unnecessary. The poorest should be helped first and foremost! They are Preventable Deaths! "Preventable"."Nearly four million child deaths over the past 10 years could have been prevented if states were able to help the poorest, says Save the Children"."Preventable". "The payoff is bigger if you are treating children who are suffering from more diseases rather than treating children in better off communities who are suffering from fewer diseases," says Anthony Lake of Unicef.
They Definitely need to set up some Priority Policies in these countries and treat the poorest first.
Children should be Priority!



"The needs are greatest in the poorest communities," he says.
Quote: "He says Britain is trying to put more emphasis on reaching vulnerable women and children "that's precisely what the new coalition government is determined to achieve," he says.
 

Angela N. (1)
Friday September 10, 2010, 12:14 pm
Heartbreaking reality. In 2010. In the civilised world.

And there's people like Paris Hilton and that sort of folks...
Sickening.

One child dies every three seconds.

Since beginning my comment, almost 20 children have died somewhere on this planet.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 1:14 am
People should be discouraged from breeding - too many humans on the planet as it is. How said that these babies are born only to die from malnutrition or disease. Far better to prevent the birth in the first place.
 
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