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Recession Impoverished Millions of Children in Rich Countries

Geneva, Switzerland.  The U.N. Children’s Fund says the great recession of 2008 has had a devastating impact on millions of children in rich countries.  UNICEF’s rankings of 41 wealthy countries finds 23 have failed in their duty to make life better, not worse, for their children.  The report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the [...]

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U.N.: 3,700 Children Orphaned by Ebola, Lives Shattered

New York, N.Y.  Amid a climbing death toll and widespread panic, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa leaving thousands of orphaned children in its wake, an official for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today, as a fortified UN mission arrived in the region to confront and contain the growing crisis. “Thousands [...]

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U.N.: Not One Child Untouched by Recent Gaza Conflict

New York, N.Y.  There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today. Palestinian children weep at the [...]

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MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza

Children play in the debris in Shejaaia, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in northern Gaza.  MSF surgical teams continue to work alongside staff from the Palestinian Ministry of Health at Al Shifa, as they have been doing since the Israeli army launched  Operation Protective Edge on July 8. Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/. Photo by [...]

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Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Washington, D.C.  With six weeks of steady reporting about the influx of Central American children and families crossing the U.S. border and no quick solutions being presented for what will happen to them, many people are asking their churches and dioceses what they can do to help. Unlike what would happen if a natural disaster [...]

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‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

New York, N.Y.  Lois Lee is often called a pioneer in saving victims of human sex trafficking. The founder and president of Children of the Night, a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution, began working toward her cause while she was in graduate school. Founder Lois Lee speaking [...]

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Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  On April 17, 2014, we took one of our trips into rural Haiti. We stopped to say hello to Miriam, who is a young woman who sells our Gadyen Dlo chlorine to local families so they can treat their drinking water.  Miriam is very friendly, so she invited us into her house and [...]

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Cute and Charity-Driven Makes Roma Boots Special

New York, N.Y.  Let April showers bring happy tomorrows for orphans and impoverished children around the world with the help of Roma Boots. Driven by love, Roma — amor spelled backwards — has made it their corporate mission to not only provide discerning patrons with fashionable rain boots, but in turn share the love by [...]

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Recession Impoverished Millions of Children in Rich Countries

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