"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

3.24.2008

i feel sick

I just learned that infant mortality in the DR Congo is now at 41% per year.

If this were happening in our country, we'd be up in arms. So why aren't we agitated over the deaths of 41% of babies in a country on the other side of the world?

2 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

that is really sad.

Also sad is that people generally care more about their own..until it hits them personally, they will care less.

Keep keeping us informed, it really does help, I think.

Monday, March 24, 2008 2:35:00 PM

 
Blogger Parke said...

I don't know if answers to these questions are every fully satisfying. It's probably a good thing they're not. We may never act otherwise.

Maybe you need to create your own "TED wish" around the topic and see what happens...

Monday, March 24, 2008 5:40:00 PM

 

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