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Child poverty up in more than half of developed world since 2008

28 Oct 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Unicef report finds number of children entering poverty during global recession is 2.6 million greater than number lifted out of it.

 

Child poverty has increased in 23 countries in the developed world since the start of the global recession in 2008, potentially trapping a generation in a life of material deprivation and reduced prospects.

A report by Unicef says the number of children entering poverty during the recession is 2.6 million greater than the number who have been lifted out of it. “The longer these children remain trapped in the cycle of poverty, the harder it will be for them to escape,” it says in Children of Recession: the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Child Wellbeing in Rich Countries.

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Aid workers must heed local culture to save lives - Red Cross

16 Oct 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:01 GMT

 
Author: Megan Rowling
 
BARCELONA, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Ebola emerged in West Africa this year, the virus was able to spread so quickly partly because burial rituals in Guinea and Sierra Leone involve washing the dead - and it's been hard to dissuade people from touching infected corpses.

A cycle of violence: ‘Girls routinely married off for money’

13 Oct 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

PESHAWAR: After one of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) own made it to the world headlines hours before the International Day of the Girl Child, it seems the province has a lot to achieve for its girls.

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Horrific Sexual Violence in South Sudan, UN Envoy Says

13 Oct 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Women and children in South Sudan have been the victims of horrific sexual violence since the country plunged into conflict 10 months ago, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura, said after a week-long visit.

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

10 Oct 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

By ALAN COWELL and DECLAN WALSH

OCT. 10, 2014

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 peace prize on Friday to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India. The award joined a teenage Pakistani known around the world with an Indian veteran of campaigns to end child labor and free children from trafficking.

The award was announced in Oslo by Thorbjorn Jagland, the committee’s chairman, who said: “The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism.”

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