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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What we know about Ethiopia

*  Ethiopia is about twice the size of Texas, has an estimated 4.3 million orphans.
*  47% of children under 5 yrs. old are moderately to severely underweight.
*  HIV/AIDS killed 120,000 people in Ethiopia in 2003.
*  41% of Africans live on less then $1 a day.
*  Today in Africa there are 12 million AIDS orphans and that number is expected to climb to 18 million by 2010.
*  49.2 years is the average life span of an Ethiopian.
*  20% of deaths in children under 5 are due to diarrhea (mostly due to unclean water - only 22% of the population has access to clean water sources.)
*  ONE MILLION children are killed by malaria every year, which can be prevented by a $6 mosquito net.

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