- 60 people killed and 125 injured in a blomb bast in Iraq
- A UN document being circulated around diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka estimates that nearly 6,500 civilians have died and 14,000 have been injured.
- Since 1997, more than 25,000 farmers have committed suicide, many drinking the chemical that was supposed to make their crops more, not less, productive
and there are many such statistics that are reported in the news world over. Also, most of the time, the statistics, the numbers are played down. But if you really think about them as people and not merely as numbers, these headlines or news say a very sad story.
In these tragedies, in these senseless acts of mass murders, genocidies, a child looses it’s parents,a mother his son, a father her daughter, an old parent loosing their only support this is devastating for anyone who form these numbers, these statistics. Sometimes the people who get killed are fortunate, because who are left behind are left behind to remorse their loss for the rest of their lives.
But when do we start to look beyond these numbers and see the real people , the real lives that make up these numbers.