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lifeyoucansaveLet’s start with the facts: 27,000 children will die today. 27,000 children also died yesterday. 27,000 children will die tomorrow. Over the course of this year, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) almost 10 million children will die in the developing world.

 

‘In the past twenty years alone,’ Peter Singer writes in his new book, The Life You Can Save, ‘it adds up to more deaths than were caused by all of the civil and international wars and government repression of the entire twentieth century, the century of Hitler and Stalin.’ Children are dying as a result of not having enough to eat, ‘from measles, malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia, conditions that either don’t exist in developed nations or if they do are never fatal.’ We live in a world in which a billion people live on less than $1 a day – and, according to Peter…

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