Why do Rotarians ALSO care about other communities?
BECAUSE, EVERY DAY: 25,000 children die from preventable diseases - that's 1 every 3.5 seconds!
6,000 people die from diarrhoea resulting from bad water and poor sanitation!
7,000 people become HIV!
5,500 people die from AIDS!
121,000,000 children cannnot go to school!
This is in addition to those families who lose absolutely everything they have, due to natural disasters. Many find it difficult to live with these facts......particularly when so much loss of life is easily preventable.
Rotary will, hopefully, try to respond to some of the humanitarian crises, as and when they happen!