Michael Curtotti

Love Your Mother

Pictures of planet Earth “our home planet” capture our imagination.  This one commemorates Earth Day and its message is simple: we need to love the planet we live on. It’s easy to take our ability to see the whole Earth for granted and to forget that until the ‘Space Age’ at the end of the 1960’s we…

More than one thousand deaths since 2000

On 15 December 2010, 50 people are believed to have drowned when their asylum seeker boat was smashed, only metres from safety, on the shores of Christmas Island.  Some of the bodies of those who died will never be recovered.  In protests by asylum seekers that followed, children held in detention are seen holding up placards asking: “The children died. Why?”…

Ocho millones de niños menores de cinco años mueren cada año por causas en gran medida prevenibles.  Un billón de personas viven en extrema pobreza.  Miles de personas que huyen de la guerra de la pobreza o la persecución mueren cruzando fronteras internacionales. Los países ricos continuamente fortaleciendo las leyes y medidas para impedir que la…

Abolir étrangeté

Huit millions d’enfants sous l’âge de cinq meurent chaque année de causes en grande partie évitables. Dans certains pays 20 % d’enfants meurent avant qu’ils atteignent l’âge de cinq ans. Des milliers de personnes fuyant la guerre, de la pauvreté ou de persécution meurent franchissent les frontières internationales. Les pays riches renforcent continuellement des lois et…

Abolire Estraneità

Otto milioni di bambini sotto l’età di cinque muoiono ogni anno in gran parte per cause prevenibili. In alcuni paesi il 20% dei bambini muore prima di raggiungere i cinque anni. Migliaia di persone in fuga da guerre, persecuzioni o povertà muoiono attraversando le frontiere internazionali.  Paesi ricchi continuamente rafforzano leggi e misure per prevenire che le persone…