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Child marriage

  Watch this video. Although simplistic in nature, the video‚Äôs message is deep. It talks about the need to stop child marriage, and how it is tied to many other social issues, such as poverty, education and health. According to … Continue reading

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Lack of funds could hinder relief efforts for food crises in Africa

The article below is from allafrica.com and talks about how people’s indifference to the food crises in Africa has created a lack of funds, possibly hindering relief efforts.   West Africa: UN Warns Lack of Funds Threatens Response to Food … Continue reading

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Vast portions of west and central Africa have become so dry that they can’t support crops, livestock and the millions of people who live there. The Sahel — a belt of arid land that…

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U.N.: Children’s Rights Taken Into Account in Bussiness with New Principles

According to the U.N., UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children have developed Children’s Rights and Business Principles, which is the first initiative created to guide businesses on the actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goal’s drinking water target met!!!

According to The Guardian, the drinking water target of halving the number of people who lack access to safe drinking water has been met three years before the Millennium Development Goal’s target date! This is cause for great celebration! Between … Continue reading

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Female Genital Mutiliation on the decline!

According to Feministing.com, a UN report showed that almost 3,000 religious leaders declared that female genital mutilation (FGM) should end and almost 2,000 communities in Africa declared their abandonment of the practice in 2011. These findings coincide with the International … Continue reading

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UNICEF receives half aid money asked for

According to Inter Press Service, UNICEF appealed for $1.28 billion in aid, which could help 97 million people. Unfortunately, UNICEF only received $854.7 million for all of its projects, meaning it can meet roughly half the goals for 2012. But … Continue reading

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