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Level of Poverty Amongst Children

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Level of Poverty Amongst Children

In the market in Gaza they have a side of beef and the flies are just clinging to this side of beef and you come along and you want so much meat and they just cut this, flies and all off, into a piece of paper and if there's too much fat on it they just cut that off and they throw it on the ground because it's waste, they don't like fat. And you see three kids jump on it and they would be maybe six, seven, or eight years old, and they're kicking and fighting over it until one of them actually gets it, the other two don't and then you find out that they are brothers and sisters and they're fighting over a piece of fat that's crushed with dirt, a couple of dead flies or a half dozen dead flies on it and they're kicking and fighting each other over it, that's, you know, it's upsetting to see this amongst children having to fight and especially they're going to go home and one little girl is going to say mommy, daddy, he did this; well, you're going to have to fight harder.

Mr. Floyd describes a situation where a piece of wasted meat becomes a wanted meal for the hungry children.

Murray Floyd

Mr. Floyd was born January 10, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario. After receiving his education, Mr. Floyd became employed with a bus company. He later married and together he and his wife raised 4 daughters. Mainly for financial reasons, Mr. Floyd decided to join the military and enlisted in the Army. He took his basic training in Val Cartier and accepted his first posting to Vancouver with 11 Company having an occupation of Furniture & Effects Clerk. In 1964, Mr. Floyd traveled to Beirut, Egypt where he witnessed a great culture shock. His career would give him 2 tours to Egypt and later on in his career traveled to England to serve as clerk in logistic operations. At the time Mr. Floyd moved his family to England which proved to be a positive experience for all. Mr. Floyd retired from the military and resides in Toronto, Ontario.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
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Murray Floyd
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Canadian Armed Forces

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