All posts tagged with: safety

Where is the future of our children going?

Publié 26 mai 2014 no picture Ishrat Camelia

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The ongoing violence in Syria not only affected over 5 million children but also forced millions of them out of school. The aid provided by the international community is not enough to help or back up these vulnerable children and their families. Many of them may suffer life long trauma- either physically or mentally. Providing temporary shelter, food and water is never going to save them from the harsh hot weather nor from the cold winter nights. Moreover, female children are at a...


Sudan's Lost Boys are Drawn into War at Home

Publié 6 janvier 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.”

Lien: 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...


Children of the New Generation

Publié 24 décembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The other day, I was watching a segment on the program NBC Nightly News in which a journalist was speaking with young Syrian children. I was astonished for two reasons: first, they spoke English at a higher caliber than most natives of my own country and carried themselves with such poise greatly unexpected from children of their age; second, they spoke of the war and the concept of death as if it were mundane, something to which they were obligated to acclimatize themselves. It fr...


Save the Children of Syria

Publié 21 novembre 2013 Avatar Tinven

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The Syrian War: a time of despair for the people of Syria that began with a small protest. No one knew that this little protest would result into one of our time’s biggest issues, taking the lives of more than 100,000 people. Political issues have blinded the people of Syria, causing the destruction of the country. Violence has now gone berserk, endangering the lives and future of more than three million Syrian children. The children will not only suffer from physical pain, but t...


Medicine and MSF

Publié 19 novembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are nearly 7.2 billion people on our planet. Isn't that shocking? As it is, I think most of us Generation Y's are feeling that we are running out of space. For what? I'm not exactly sure. In fact, space is no longer the issue. Rather, it is affordable, efficient and available health care. The international program, Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontieres (pardon the lack of accent grave for any French readers), caught my eye in this re...


Child Labor and The Neverending Plague on Humanity

Publié 25 octobre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I wrote a speech about Child Labor. I had the opportunity to deliver to a group of people about two years ago in a competition sponsored by the Rotary Club. Although prizes and medallions were far from the glitz of this serious event, I wanted to share with you all my speech. It is, perhaps, one of the most passionate addresses I've given, regardless of the text which lies so banally on this blank screen. Let me know what you think! Child Labor and the Never Ending Plague of...


Adolescents use smartphones to map and change their community

Publié 29 août 2013 no picture

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17 year old Daniela is somewhat of an expert on HIV/AIDS. She knows how the disease is transmitted and how to protect herself, and she shares this information with her friends. Daniela is one of 24 adolescents from the vulnerable neighbourhoods of Cité Plus and Village de Dieu in Port au Prince to have participated in the Voices of Youth Maps initiative. The adolescents mapped HIV risk and vulnerability catalysts in their communities, using smartphones to record the geo-locati...