Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Rich Kids + Poor Kids = Our Kids

There have been a number of posts here covering the issues of children. You can find some of them by clicking on the words in our Tag Cloud over in the sidebar.

Today's post was sparked by an article on the OneWorld site entitled, UNICEF report on childhood in industrialised countries.

At first I wondered why all that time and money was spent on assessing kids in the rich countries. Then it dawned on me that seeing the sad plight of children in the "best" countries on Earth could spur action to help All children.

Another thought I had was: Why does it take an official study to "prove" what most of us already know? I'm sure there's someone out there who could supply a rational reason but it'll still amaze me...

If you want to bypass the commentary about the report and read the original, it's available as a .pdf file: Report Card 7, Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries.

OneWorld is a dynamite site with a wealth of information you'll rarely see in mainstream media.

Here are a few links from a sidebar of their article:

Other stories on Child poverty full listing

Disparities affecting children cloud economic good news story

A quarter of the world’s children seriously underweight

UNICEF, MSF and WFP join forces to save children’s lives in Niger

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