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BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

By at September 27, 2014 | 2:16 pm

BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

(MissionNewswire) Flooding in northern Bangladesh has continued throughout the month of September destroying crops and affecting close to 2 million people. Torrential rains the first two weeks of September left up to half a million homeless, according to a recent IRIN article. According to government figures, 17 people have drowned and there have been 506 cases reported more...

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GLOBAL: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

By at February 28, 2012 | 10:17 am

GLOBAL: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

(UN / IRIN) The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. “Agriculture is the most effective way to drive inclusive economic growth of the poorest communities”, which too often include women and children, said Sara Immenschuh of the International Food Policy more...

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(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

By at January 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

(IRIN) - At the end of November 2011, Somalia and the Central African Republic became the latest countries to commit to end the use of child soldiers – a move seen as “encouraging” by the UN, albeit with the proviso that the situation in both countries remains volatile.All sides to the Somali conflict have reportedly been recruiting children. An official more...

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