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700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

The figure could increase to more than 700 000 by the time of the next harvest in 2020, according to a top United Nations (UN) official. The figure of those who will be needing food aid represents more than a quarter of Lesotho’s entire 2, 2 million population. In light of this reality, the UN […]

To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People A Day For A Decade, Report Says

To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People A Day For A Decade, Report Says

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labour and forced marriage Ten thousand people would need to be freed every day to eliminate modern slavery over the next decade, according to research on Wednesday showing countries making little or no progress in efforts to end […]

One Migrant Child Dies Each Day Worldwide – U.N

One Migrant Child Dies Each Day Worldwide – U.N

At least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since 2014 says U.N. A migrant child died almost every day over the past four years while trying to reach safety, the United Nations said on Friday, as a photo of a man and his young daughter […]

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Aid groups are decrying Burundi’s decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country. The action by Burundi’s National Security Council stops the work of groups such as Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services, both of which deliver vital health care to some of the country’s most vulnerable […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Compassion, Empathy, Humanity

These are words that sound quite simple and straightforward but in reality are quite powerful and mean so much. As human beings we have been created to have these qualities inherently within us. These are some of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us as human beings that separate us from the animal kingdom. […]

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

THE Edo State Government has received no fewer than 1,800 returnees who were repatriated from Libya amidst growing concerns over modern-day slavery in the North African country. The returnees were among thousands of other Nigerians airlifted by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration.  The state government had set up a […]

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to expend $100 million (about N36 billion) over the next five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The Aliko Dangote Foundation’s Managing Director and CEO, Zouera Youssoufou, disclosed this during the just concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, in Milan, Italy. The event was attended by government […]

United Nations Day

United Nations Day

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since […]

Genocide? Never Again

Genocide? Never Again

That’s what leaders in the United States and throughout the world declared after the Holocaust. Yet tragically, in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur millions of people lost their lives, lost their families or were forced to flee their homes. History doesn’t have to keep repeating itself. The powerful movement in response to the Darfur genocide […]

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future.Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, […]

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