Awful odds for Afghan children

Parents everywhere worry about their children but imagine having worries like these: Your child has a cold or a skin infection. Could it be tuberculosis? Or measles? When your son plays in the fields, will he lose a leg to a landmine? In rural Afghanistan, these are not irrational fears. Ask an Afghan mother how many children she has and the reply often is: "You mean still living?"(Geno Teofilo, World Vision)