• Children on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    Highlighted by Radio Canada International (RCI), UNICEF released a report linking the current super El Nino to children suffering. In addition to Southern Africa’s food shortages that we wrote about in our article last week, Man-Made? El Nino, Global Warming and 60 Million People Facing Severe Food Shortages, this most recent report discusses flooding and optimal living conditions for mosquitoes

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  • 38.7 Percent of Children Stunted in India: Wait, There is More To The Story

    According to a new report by Global Nutrition Report (GNR), 38.7% of children in India suffering from stunting. Global prevalence is an astonishing 23.8%. India ranks 114 out of 132 countries (#1 being best).   According to UNICEF, 54 million children (under 5 years of age) in India suffer from stunting. UNICEF claims this reflects the,

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  • The “Missing” Refugees: Unaccompanied Minors

    Two new reports out this week on child refugees.  According to a new UNICEF Report, the number of unaccompanied children that crossed from north Africa to Italy in early 2016 doubled from a year earlier.  Of all minors who did migrate via this route, 92% were unaccompanied (IOM). Per a Smithsonian article: Like other migrants, children on

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  • Unfit For Habitation (P2/3): The World’s Slums and Children

    A billion children live in cities and towns.  Thus, according to overall population studies, a third of these children live in slums. As with their rural counterparts, these children lack access to clean water, electricity, education and health facilities.  According to a recent UNICEF report these children are often getting overlooked because their statistics are

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