Horrifying, but not nearly as bad as this statistic: The proportion of women and children among civilians injured or killed in war is approximately 80% (according to Unicef).
In countries like India, where industrialisation is growing apace, the greater danger comes from poverty. Society is becoming more stratified.
The absolute number of kids getting a primary education seemingly increases as a result of the ‘growth’ of the middle class.
But, the poor are getting poorer – and sending their kids out to work. Staying alive has a higher priority. Privatisation of education only means that the government, which should be helping the poor, quietly turns a blind eye.
Getting back to the question of who really suffers in war, one wonders, do the perpetrators of war ever think through the consequences?
– stop fighting me…
Remember: Modern warfare kills 10 TIMES more civilians than combatants!