• Remember all the children
    December 27,2012
     

    Remember all the children

    I’d like to share this reminder to President Obama from Bill Quigley, director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a volunteer with Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti:

    Remember the 20 children killed in Newtown, Conn.

    Remember the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments.

    Remember the 168 children who have been killed by U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006.

    Remember the 231 children killed in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2012.

    Remember the 400 other children in the U.S. under the age of 15 who die from gunshot wounds each year.

    Remember the 921 children killed by U.S. air strikes against insurgents in Iraq.

    Remember the 1,770 U.S. children who die each year from child abuse and maltreatment.

    Remember the 16,000 children who die each day around the world from hunger.

    Every child deserves to be nourished, sheltered, educated and loved and to live in a peaceful world.

    Irina Markova

    Montpelier

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