Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A continent in crisis - Malaria blankets

Article from the United Methodist Church on the blankets for malaria campaign.
Includes startling data on Zimbabwe, specifically:
  • 1/3 of the population depends on imported food handouts
  • 1/3 has fled the country
  • 80 percent is jobless
  • Inflation is the highest in the world at more than 100,000 percent
  • People suffer crippling shortages of food, water, electricity, fuel and medicine
  • Life expectancy has fallen from 60 to 35 years

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