The killers travelled through the water silently, undetected. Carrying miniaturized chemical weapons, they picked their moment carefully before inflicting agonizing pain on their unsuspecting victims. The children, more than 5000 of them, never knew how their assailants came upon them, nor that a simple countermeasure, costing under $1 could have saved their lives. Instead they passed away, in pain, exhaustion, and filth. They died yesterday. Just like the 5,000 who died the day before that, and the 500,000 already lost this year. All victims of the global scandal of readily-preventable diarrheal deaths. More.
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