Nicholas D. Kristof, fully Nicholas Donabet Kristof

Nicholas D.
Kristof, fully Nicholas Donabet Kristof
1959

American Journalist, Author, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times, Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes

Author Quotes

A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led the way in slashing maternal mortality.

Just a little help, a small security force, a bit of food, can save lives.

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone, with rival armed bands burning villages, kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.

You will be judged in years to come by how you responded to genocide on your watch.

A little bit of attention can go a long way.

Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush, where they were dying from bad water, malaria and malnutrition.

The photos were taken by African Union soldiers. People in Congress saw them. I thought if people could see them, there would be public outcry. No one would be able to say, ?We just didn't know what was going on there.?

You would see people going back to homes that had been burned, putting thatch over their structures again. They still couldn't leave the area without the danger of men being killed or women being raped, but it was a start.

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child is dead and they have absolutely nothing - and they're heading through the desert at night.

Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health.

The tide of history is turning women from beasts of burden and sexual playthings into full-fledged human beings.

Americans of faith should try as hard to save the lives of African women as the lives of unborn fetuses.

Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female.

The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding.

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I got a job at a local newspaper. There was someone who influenced me. He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.

One of the great failings of the American education system (in our view) is that young people can graduate from university without any understanding of poverty at home or abroad.

The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.

Conservatives, who have presumed that the key to preventing AIDS is abstinence-only education, and liberals, who have focused on distribution of condoms, should both note that the intervention that has tested most cost-effective in Africa is neither... Secular bleeding hearts and religious bleeding hearts will have to forge a common cause.

One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot.

There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to, like China, where I lived and worked for some time. I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted.

Even though we are peripheral to the slavery, our action is necessary to overcome a horrific evil.

Philanthropists and donors traditionally haven't been sufficiently interested in women's rights abroad, giving money instead to higher brow causes such as the ballet or art museums. There could be a powerful international women's rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women.

There could be a powerful international women's rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women.

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5, mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.

Photographs are still being taken but aren't being shown. There's one of a skeleton bound at the wrists with pants still around its ankles; if it was a woman, she was likely raped; if it was a man, he was possibly castrated.

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First Name
Nicholas D.
Last Name
Kristof, fully Nicholas Donabet Kristof
Birth Date
1959
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American Journalist, Author, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times, Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes