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Saturday, 12 May 2007

For Kabwe's sake....

Interesting to see that within a year of Kabwe making it in World's 10 Worst Pollution Spots money is now at the door in form $50m grant from the World Bank to help clean up the damage.

It does indeed seem that the world is much quicker to respond to "environmental damage" than damage caused by "poverty ". I guess we have the "environmental" lobby to thank. Just a shame that the "stop poverty" lobby isn't as strong. Imagine asking the World Bank for $50m to tackle the problem of street children in Kabwe? Would they respond to the query with the same urgency?

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