(UNHCR) UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday told hundreds of aid workers in Geneva that the empowerment of women was vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world, including multiple conflicts and gross human rights abuses.
"The key question for the
(United Nations) As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively.
“There is no
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in ten South Sudanese children admitted to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospitals for refugees in Ethiopia are dying, the medical charity said, warning that conditions are likely to worsen as seasonal rains set in.
Around 150,000 South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia
(UNICEF) Six months since intense fighting reached Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, scores of children have been killed, hundreds have been maimed and thousands have been displaced.
“The violence in Central African Republic is gut-wrenching in its brutality and viciousness and children have not been spared,” said UNICEF
(MissionNewswire) Thailand has shown considerable economic growth over the last 20 years, reducing the poverty rate from 21 percent in 2000 to 13.2 percent in 2011, according to the World Bank. Although the country has made strides in reducing poverty, improving nutrition and meeting basic needs
(MissionNewswire) India has the largest number of child laborers under the age of 14 in the world, according to UNICEF. Many are engaged in dangerous occupations and live life on the streets. In 2010, India passed a landmark law mandating that all children between the ages
(MissionNewswire) According to the World Bank, India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has been reduced from 25 million to
(USAID) Global social movements have proven we can end child labor. An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has enjoyed unprecedented success. Civil-society organizations in over 100 countries on every continent launched a Global March Against Child Labor in
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has launched a special fundraising initiative to address the need safe water and sanitation to support its work in countries around the globe. From drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture, water is essential for life. According to a leading water charities,
(MissionNewswire) Prison life in Sierra Leone offers very little hope for rehabilitation or reintegration back into society once a prison term has ended. According to humanitarian watch groups, prisons in Sierra Leone face overcrowding and inadequate food as well as lack vital sanitation and health care.