Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave
Burrowes, Robert J.http://dissidentvoice.org/2018/07/starving-and-bombed-children-of-yemen-seek-entrapment-in-flooded-thai-cave/
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 14/07/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22792
While the world was gripped by media coverage of trapped Thai boys in a flooded cave, hundreds of thousands of children were killed and suffering in other parts of the world -- yet received little or no attention. This article examines what this tells us about ourselves and geopolitics.
In short, while the 12 boys and their coach were rescued after 17 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand which required a sophisticated and expensive international effort, during the same period around the world, 850,000 children were killed by human adults. Even in Thailand during this 17-day period, apart from those children violated and killed as a result of sex trafficking and other violence, 119 children drowned (at the rate of seven each day). Obviously, these children were ignored because there was no profit in reporting their plight and helping to mobilize an international effort to save them.
So what can we do?