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Swaziland; a tragedy in the
The greatest violation of human rights, is perhaps the loss of human life or
the denigration of the quality of life through avoidable health
catastrophes. Such is the case in a nation at the heart of the dark
continent of Africa; Swaziland... Two thirds of Swazis live in chronic
poverty, and it is estimated that around 45 percent of children suffer from
anemia...Many suffer from iodine deficiency which causes thyroid problems and is
so prevalent that it has lowered the national I.Q. average by 10 to 15
percentage points. read
L.M. / Contributing
UPDATE on the Sudan crisis, at
Human Rights Watch has published a
report that documents Sudan government involvement in the genocide.
Ethnic militias known as Janjaweed are being supplied by the Sudanese
government with armaments...
An overview of the history of the region, and the precursors leading up to
the crisis have been outlined in an excellent article prepared by the International Crisis Group, an NGO
based in Brussels, Belgium...
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), has launched an appeal on behalf of humanitarian organizations
soliciting public donations aimed at helping the Sudanese population
affected... read our article
Posted September 5, 2004
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