On January 9, 2007 I did a blog post called 30,000 yesterday, 30,000 today, 30,000 tomorrow it was my horrified reaction to the realization that by some estimates** 30,000 children die ~ not each year or month but EACH DAY! These children die from poverty related illness which are for the most part and here's the kicker.... preventable!
And so do the math if it takes you two minutes to read this post and maybe click on a link ~ 240 children will have died! Startling but true.
So here we are on Blog Action Day 2008 some 645 days since my first post and I shudder to think that in that period of time some 19,350,000 more children have died due to poverty. Let me say that again,
I really don't know what to say, I just don't. I know there are numerous organizations and amazing people working their butts off to end this scourge. Some you might want to check out ONE, Oxfam, Kiva and Global Action there are many more but that should get you started!
While the mountain of poverty seems insurmountable I do know wherever there are human being who care there is always hope and the promise of the sunrise, the promise of new and better day.
Learn more at Global Issues they have some disturbing and sobering statistics
**some say the number is more like 26,500 a day which is of course zero solace