Dredd Blog first posted this information in the first post of this series Death Mostly Ignored.
Thousands of fellow humans die from the worst possible death, starvation, every day. Somewhere around 85% of these starvation deaths occur in children 5 years of age or younger.
Why are we letting 16,000 - 30,273 of the most beautiful children die (depending on who is saying it) the worst possible death everyday?
Every 2.43 - 5 seconds (depending on who is saying it) another one of our fellow brothers and sisters dies of starvation. Starvation doesn't just happen on Tuesday September 11, 2001, it happens everyday, 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, it never stops.
Our governments are not helpless, they are hapless at this juncture in time.
Visit this website or this website and find out how to get involved.
Since the time of the first post in this series, MOMCOM has spent about $260,000,000,000 on direct military costs in Afghanistan, $10,000,000,000 on Egypt, hundreds of billions more in Iraq and at some 800-1000 MOMCOM military bases located around the globe.
Based on the low figure in the original post (16,000), 11,680,000 children have died of starvation during that time.