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Globally, more than a third of child deaths are attributable to malnutrition, five million children a year. One out of six children in developing countries is underweight, roughly 100 million children. 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry, with 23 million in Africa alone. The World Food Program calculates […]

Nearly one in six children aged 5-14 are engaged in child labor around the world, over 215 million children. Of this total, a staggering 115 million are engaged in illegal hazardous work that threatens their health, safety, morals and violates their basic human dignity. Ending the economic exploitation of children […]

According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 16.4 million children lived in poverty in the United States in 2010 with 7.4 million of these living in extreme poverty. Children under five are the poorest age group in America and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years […]

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If investments in the banks fail, “Oh, it’s a tragedy,” But if people die of hunger or don’t have food or health, nothing happens. This is our crisis today.” Pope Francis Reading the New York Times this weekend, I came across an article about how Pope Francis is shifting the […]

I came upon this excellent article by journalist James Rupert, Afghanistan’s Miracle School Struggles to Survive Among the Wealthy (full disclosure: Jim is an old college friend of mine). It got me thinking about the ethical difficulties attendant upon much of humanitarian aid as currently practised by the United States. […]

  THE SAME HEART means, “Sharing the same path, purpose and unity of action, having the same spirit.” I’ve often heard the phrase spoken by a young community organizer we’ve worked with, Geoffrey Bakhuya. Raised in rural poverty, Geoffrey has seen first-hand the efforts by governments and NGO’s to help […]

 In the 2012 UN World Aids Day Report  we’re told that there has been a six-fold increase in the number of children living with HIV/AIDS who receive treatment. Considering this fact, you might think we’re beating back the AIDS pandemic. But you would be wrong. The real headline should read… […]