Thursday, November 23, 2006

On this Thanksgiving Day ...

... it seems worth reflecting on these facts, which Saaleha sent me awhile back:

There are 40 million orphans in sub Saharan Africa
12.5 million AIDS orphans in Sub Saharan Africa
149 million children in developing countries still suffer from malnutrition
More than 10 million children under five die each year of preventable diseases
More than half a billion children live on less than a $ 1 a day
More than 100 million children are out of school because of poverty, discrimination or lack of resources of these 60 million are girls.

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