The death of a child

The shooting in Connecticut is a tragedy. No doubt. And now there is an outpouring of grief, and rage, and lots of chat about we could do, should do, will do…

I feel obliged to state a few things though: in 2012, a child died of hunger every 5 seconds. While you read this post, if you read it, six children will die. 10.9 million children died of hunger this year. I will say it again: almost ELEVEN MILLION children died, for lack of food, this year.

There is very little we can do to stop a madman coming out of nowhere bent on destruction. But, there are things you can do, right now, every day, to save children’s lives.

I don’t mean to denigrate the feelings surrounding this loss, the devastation of the families in Connecticut, or the undeniable sense of protectiveness those of you with children must be having, thinking of the schools they attend. I only ask that at the same time, please, think a bit about the six families whose children died, while you read this post, and see how you can help.

Because you can.

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