All posts tagged with: poverty

Sudan's Lost Boys are Drawn into War at Home

Posted January 6, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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“Many, many people are stranded, scattered all over the place,” Mr. Atem said. “This is really devastating because we tried to go back and help this country. It’s really a sad situation.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/world/africa/sud...

AWERIAL, South Sudan — When Jacob Atem was just a young boy, his parents were killed during the long war for independence from Sudan, and he found himself among the legions of orphaned children known as the Lost Boys wandering hundreds of miles across this part of Africa. Resettled and educated in the United States, he returned to the newly independent nation of South Sudan two years ago to open a clinic in the village where he was born. But the promise of this young country...


UN issues 2014 appeal to tackle global humanitarian crisis

Posted January 6, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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"2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different,"

Source: http://www.dw.de/un-issues-2014-appeal-to-tackle-g...

The UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has warned of an unprecedented global crisis in 2014. She called for increased support for millions displaced by conflict and natural disasters. Valerie Amos warned Thursday that millions at the beginning of 2014 were facing severe hardship either as internally displaced people or as refugees. "2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different," Amos told reporters in New York...


Let’s just face the facts… The world is a depressing place

Posted January 8, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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Before I begin my day/work, I just had to write this post. I want the world to read this! I am seriously questioning this world I live in now. I watched the news this morning and nothing was positive! This morning I have heard: - Indian slums being destroyed and no significant effort for those to be rehoused. - Helicopter crash - Weapons and war - Poverty and inequality - Effects of climate change - Injustice to our health - Homelessness in New York (2...


"Poor countries are doomed to stay poor."

Posted January 22, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Myth! What do you think? "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse. The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. That’s why in...


The Future World is in Children’s Hands

Posted January 28, 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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What do children need the most?? Love, respect, to play, to have fun, to be seen, to be listened to, your presence, a hero, a fostered sense of wonder, lots of hugs, to play, the chance to make mistakes, encouragement to try again, room to grow dreams, to be told yes, to be trusted, affection, guidance, to play. (http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/p/parenting-extras.html) It’s written on a website, as a guidance for parents with an emphasis for a child’s world to be hap...


Power of Poetry--War

Posted January 29, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Poetry is a powerful form of communication and expression. In fact, the very foundation of poetry is based on emotion and sentiment which seeks to make itself universal in its plight, understood by everyone. If there is one thing that every person in every generation can understand, it is war. I decided to use poetry to convey the thoughts of the greats about war. Enjoy! Nefarious War--Li Po (c. 750) Last year we fought by the head-stream of the So-Kan, This year we are fight...


World Hunger: What will we do with these facts?

Posted February 7, 2014 no picture Vinnie_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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30% of children in developing countries, about 600 million people, live on less than $1 a day. The majority of these children are under five years old. It would only cost about 25 cents to give every child the essential needs they need to grow up big and strong. About every 4 seconds, a person dies of extreme hunger.


Let's make a commitment

Posted February 7, 2014 no picture LaQuay Brown

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Poverty and hunger is something our world needs to really focus on! Many people around the country are faced with living difficulties due to them not having stable homes and uncooked meals. I believe the only way we can change this is by making a commitment to giving back to people who are not as fortunate as we are. Money doesn't grow on trees! If that was true everyone would be rich! It comes from hard work and dedication to making our lives better! People in poverty don't have t...


Poverty- what is it?!

Posted February 9, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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If we begin to fragment, or set apart the notions holding the foreground, then we have completely lost the essence why we have them. Poverty is the lack of knowledge and not the lack of funding! To kick out poverty, the importance of becoming wealthy (socially and economically) must be induced by a high proportion of a relevant education. Education is not just classroom work only, but it is a viable act set in place to trigger that unique part every poor individual has. There are youth - million...


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