In the time it takes you to read the title of this blog, three more people in the world will have fallen below the poverty line. Not because of anything to do with global economics but simply because they've had to pay for medical care.
We walked around a field where the ground was literally littered with small holes and flags, marking the dangerous bomblets buried inches beneath the surface. There must have been 50 munitions scattered across a field the size of a basketball court.
Which one should come first? Human life or livestock? At least to some people here, saving livestock means saving their own life because without those livestock living would be as difficult or equal to death.
Tonight, after a fresh wave of flood-affected people came to the relief camps in Kot Mithan, those who had been there for the last two days were instructed to leave within an hour of the newcomers' arrival.
Mobile water tanks, first aid, boats and local volunteers have been put on high alert by Oxfam as the worst floods in living memory surge south. Local organisations supported by Oxfam in Sindh are mobilised and on standby.
The 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country's annual needs. The period between harvests began in April this year, instead of June. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food.