Sunday, March 13, 2005

How to end poverty

Below is my comment on the aritcle "The End of Poverty" of Time magazine, March 14, 2005

Your article about the poverty in Africa knocked me on the head because of the nature of this tragedy.

The sudden natural disasters like an earthquake off Sumatra and the following massive tsunami could mobilize a large number of people and money for a short period of time. On the contrary, a slow but a massive wave of poverty and death in Africa is often very difficult to attract world’s attention.

We should not count the number of the dead like eight million each year in Africa and 290,000 off Sumatra when we try to do something good for the people devastated by those disasters. The life of one person weighs the heaviest for his family and those who loved him/her.

I myself can’t do anything for the African people but try to support Jeffery D. Sachs’ efforts for them.


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