According to Democracy Now!:
One In Eight Iraqi Children Die Before the Age of Five
Iraq’s infant mortality rate has soared by 150 percent since 1990 according to a new report by the charity Save the Children. One in eight Iraqi children now die of disease or violence before the age of five. In 2005 alone, 122,000 Iraqi children died before reaching their fifth birthday. Save the Children said Iraq’s child-survival ranking is now the lowest in the world.
This just makes me so sad. The Iraqi children are innocent victims of this unjustifiable war, and I don’t blame our troops, but the people that put them there. I look at my five year old daughter, and I feel blessed to live where I live, yet I can’t shake the guilt that my country is behind these children’s deaths. For more information, click here.
Please visit Green Options to read Green Family Values: Are Our Children Lab Rats?
[…] my children are not growing up with real life violence surrounding them like the children of Iraq. It is natural for such violence to enter into children’s dramatic play; however, children […]