Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:49
Sifa Mateso’s father passed away when she was in primary school. Her mother was left alone to care for her and her sibling. At age 14, Sifa decided to get married. “I thought I could make a better life and assist my mother and my sibling...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 14:23
Today, the International Refugee Committee turns 81. The IRC was founded in July 1933 at the request of German-born physicist Albert Einstein who was deeply concerned about the crisis in Europe. At the time, there were no programs or aid agencies...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:41
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The International Rescue Committee...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 16:58
“250 million adolescent girls live in poverty. THEY ARE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE FOR CHANGE ON THE PLANET” -The Girl Effect              More than 500 girls living in poverty across the globe were asked...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 16:10
"I can't stop thinking about those schoolgirls who were taken from their beds in their dormitory in Chibok, the fear and horror they are feeling and the three weeks that have passed since they were abducted.  I think about the slow...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:43
The United Nations is on course to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September, Herve Ladsous, head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, confirmed in Geneva on Wednesday. However, the success of the...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:21
by Rachel Unkovic The humanitarian crisis continues in Iraq, where an estimated 650,000 people fled escalating violence in June. More than one million people have been uprooted since the beginning of this year, adding to the 1 million Iraqis still...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:58
By Katelin Wilton Most of the school-age children in Nyarugusu refugee camp in northwestern Tanzania were born here. In the 1990s, their parents had fled violence in neighboring Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo; some never...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:39
KENEMA, Sierra Leone - More than 1,200 West Africans are suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus, a number which, if confirmed, will double that of the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda, until now the largest. To date, 706 cases have been...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:04
by Diana Trimiño “We can’t return home, because it’s totally unsafe. They’ll take us, they’ll kill us, they’ll rape us." [1] The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict saw 1,700...

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