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One child dies every five seconds, six million children die every year. And where are the champions of human rights when they are most needed? They don't even bother to attend the UN Food summit in Rome that is organized to help these starving children. |
Out of the G7 and other developed countries in the world that are mostly founded by the Norse pirates from Scandinavia that had looted the whole world for centuries, only the host, Italy is attending the summit. I say they are all human rights hypocrites.
From csmonitor, November 16, 2009.
Rome - At the start of a global food security summit in Rome on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged donors to help the 1 billion people on the planet who do not have enough to eat. He particularly underscored the plight of children, saying that more than 17,000 children die of starvation every day.
"One every five seconds. Six million children a year," he said in his opening remarks to the conference. "This is no longer acceptable. We must act."
Some aid groups dismissed the three-day gathering of international leaders as a failure before it had begun, arguing that it won't generate more money to tackle hunger and malnutrition...
The head of the FAO, Jacques Diouf of Senegal, said the world's richest nations must make good on promises they made at a Group of Eight (G-8) meeting in July to massively increase food aid.
"The pledges are an encouraging sign, but the $20 billion earmarked funds still have to materialize," he said.