LETTERS: Humanitarian workers shouldn't be forgotten

GREATEST success ever.

The biggest troubles the world has experienced are possibly happening now.

True, there were the world wars and other events where countless numbers suffered enormously; but today we see millions in the never-ending flood pouring from their homes to other lands.

Let me bring to your attention the greatest success story the world has ever known. There are those who have set up medical centres and clinics and hospitals and schools and compassion international; and World Vision, which sponsors hundreds of thousands of children so that they can be fed and educated.

Twenty-five years ago, 85% of the world's population was illiterate - now it's down to 20%.

Twenty-seven years ago came an idea to build houses for the poor. The millionth home has just been built.

Twenty-five years ago, one in six people had no access to clean drinking water - today it's one in 12.

Those who persecute and drive millions from their homes have never been part of the greatest success story.

The main ones who have done massive good are the same Christians who are now being treated like criminals.

BARRY BEETHAM, Ipswich

 

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