(AlertNet / Reuters) LONDON - More than 1 million children in Central African Republic are not attending school because of the violent coup in March and chronic poverty, the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
At least half the country’s schools are still closed, one month after the
(UNICEF) It is 8:00 a.m. in Ponleak village, Kampong Thom, and the sun is already high in the sky. A line of oxen amble down the dry dirt road past Vath Ngim’s house on stilts.
Ngim and her neighbor Roeun Heourn sit on a large wood-slatted bed
(USAID) Each year, World Malaria Day (April 25) commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat malaria. This year’s theme is “Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria.”
I used to call them “disease du jour” bills. As a staffer on the U.S. Senate committee with
(Thomas Reuters Foundation) WASHINGTON – Improving political, economic and social opportunities for women is the single most important step countries can take to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, the head of the United Nations Development Program said.
Sustained economic growth certainly is needed, especially after the
(MissionNewswire) A Salesian-run educational program at the Tuloy Foundation in the Philippines teaches culinary skills to youth who were once living on the streets. Recently, 20 students began the course in culinary arts run by Chef Jean-Pierre Migné, a well-known chef originally from France who has been
(MissionNewswire) The digital divide–the gap between those with access to technology and those without–is particularly apparent in Madagascar. Because of a lack of funding and limited access to technology, many youth have had no training in technology, including basic computer and internet skills. Youth with no technical
(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