Who Is Responsible For This Terror
By Brkić Sulejman
03/08/06 "ICH" -- --
1. 30 million people die of hunger each year
2. 800 million suffer from malnutrition
3. 500 million live in comfort
4. 5.5 billion live in conditions of want
5. 30 000 people die of hunger daily and it’s 100 000 people if we include the deaths due to malnutrition (hunger)-related diseases
6. The three richest people in the world have a fortune superior to the total sum of the gross domestic products of the 49 poorest countries-a quarter of the countries in the world.
7. Of the 4.5 billion people in developing countries almost one-third of them have no access to drinking water, and one-fifth of the children don’t take in enough calories or proteins
8. Three billion people - half of the planet live on less than $2 a day.
9. Since 1989, the end of the Cold war, there were 70 new wars.
10. The sum total of the wealth of the 15 richest people in the world is greater than the GNP of all the sub-Saharan African countries
11. In1960, the world’s richest 20 percent earned more than 30 times as much as the poorest 20 percent.
At present, the earnings of the richest group are 82 times higher than those of the poor.
12. According to the United Nations, the wealth of the world’s 225 richest individuals-less than 4 percent of the world’s private wealth-would be enough to give everyone in the world access to basic needs (food, drinking water, education, health care).
13. There are more than 1 billion unemployed people around the world.
14. Three hundred million children are exploited in unprecedented conditions of brutality.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of horrors in our world in the 21 first century.
What are we, we who live in the “prosperous” and “democratic” countries, in the “civilized” (white) world doing about it? What have we done about it? What are we going to do about it? Start a war on misery?
To satisfy the basic sanitary and nutritional needs of all the people living in conditions of want, it would cost a sum equal to the amount of money spent in one year on perfumes in the United States and the European Union, and less than what they spend on ice cream.