(MissionNewswire) The Alliance for Global Food Security is opposed to current reforms proposed in President Obama’s “Food Aid Reforms” presented in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal. Instead, the Alliance supports greater flexibility and efficiency in food aid programs that maximize benefits without jeopardizing the
(MissionNewswire) India’s environmental concerns are growing. From pollution and access to safe water to deforestation and the wildlife trade, India faces critical environmental challenges. And as the country's population and economy grows so does the need to find long-term, sustainable environmental solutions.
WWF Global has noted that
(PRNewswire) On Tuesday, April 5, 2013, TOMS Shoes asked the world to go without shoes so that kids don't have to with its annual One Day Without Shoes event. This is the day each year that TOMS raises awareness of the impact a pair
(MissionNewswire) Paraguay is among the poorest countries in South America. According to UNICEF, almost 35 percent of its 6.5 million population lives in poverty with close to 20 percent living in extreme poverty, earning less than US $1 per day. The gap between the small upper class
(MissionNewswire) Many youth in El Salvador are influenced by gangs, violence and drugs. They struggle to cope with deplorable conditions and overwhelming despair that has plagued impoverished communities for generations. In addition, El Salvador suffers from a weak educational system. According to the U.S. Agency for
(MissionNewswire) Once older youth age out of foster care they are often left without resources, little support and no idea where to go next. It can be difficult to find a place to live and locate and maintain stable employment. Very often these young people do
(MissionNewswire) From safe drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture, water is essential for life. Six to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, according to the United Nations. Furthermore, 783 million people do not have access to
(MissionNewswire) The construction of an oil-press at the Salesian Monastery and Winery in Cremisan is helping to promote the economic growth and social development of the disadvantaged population of Bethlehem. The ongoing commitment of the Salesians and volunteers from the International Volunteers for Development (VIS) has
(United Nations) The rapid growth of developing countries is propelling millions out of poverty on an unprecedented scale and radically reshaping the global system, according to a flagship United Nations report launched today.
“The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale,” says
(USAID) “In Zambia, when women have delivered, we say ‘Oh, you have survived.’” This chilling reminder of the impact of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa came from Professor Elwyn Chomba, a Zambian government public health official interviewed by CSIS for a new video about the challenges of maternal