With his UNICEF hat on, which he has been wearing for the last ten years, Roberto Bolle wrote about his five day visit to the Central African Republic in “Io, donna”, the Corriere della Sera’s weekly magazine.
It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a mortality rate for the under-fives of 173 for every thousand, and for every 100 births a mother dies for complications which are curable.
He toured the area with the French group Action contre la faim visiting clinics and hospitals, though a hospital may have on five rooms and insufficient staffing. On the fifth day Bolle returned to Milan:
Going home to a Milan which now seems as fake as reality tv. The one thing missing to complete my journey is to get back into my world and dance for Africa.
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