Archive for April, 2009

What kind of shitty and hypocritical society are we living in?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Codex Manenssisccording to Unicef close to 20.000 people die EVERY DAY because of the lack of any food.

One third of deaths - some 18 million people a year - are caused by poverty.

An estimated 600m children live in absolute poverty. Every year more than 10 million children die of hunger and preventable diseases.

Over 1 billion people live on less than 70 cents a day with nearly half the world’s population - 3 billion - surviving on less than twice that amount.

More than half a million women die in pregnancy and childbirth every year - one death a minute.

Of the around six billion people in the world, at least 1.2 billion do not have access to safe drinking water

More than 2.4 billion people do not have proper sanitation facilities, and more than 2,2 million people die each year from diseases caused by polluted water and filthy sanitation conditions

The annual dairy subsidy in the EU amounts to $913 per cow per year; EU’s aid to Africa is $8 per African per year 

The top 1% of the world’s richest people earn as much as the poorest 57%

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And our western society is suddenly all worried because there is a slight possibility for a new virus-related pandemia.  Seriously… WTF?.

PA