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Facebook let a family sell their 16-year-old girl as a child bride, and only noticed 2 weeks later

A South Sudanese family auctioned off their 16-year-old daughter to marry the highest bidder. Facebook told Business Insider that it removed the post and permanently disabled the account. But that took place six days after the girl had been given away. South Sudan's legal marriage age is 18, but more than half of the country's girls are married before then. A family in South Sudan used Facebook to auction off their 16-year-old daughter as a child bride and managed to complete the transaction ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, NFL, Trends, South Sudan, Un, Unicef, Reuters, JUBA South Sudan, Plan International, Eastern Lakes, Taban Abel, George Otim


Inequality shapes the Lives of Children in Iraq

Deep inequality continues to shape the lives of children in Iraq A comprehensive survey on children’s wellbeing in Iraq released today found that conflict and inequality remain defining features of childhood. A majority of poor children are not receiving any form of government assistance. Even as the fighting has subsided, 80 per cent of all children experience violence at home or in school. While almost all children (92 per cent) are enrolled in primary school, just over half of children from...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Unicef, Anbar, Hawkins, Ninawa, Peter Hawkins


Hyacinth + Bamboo Candle

With 60+ hours of burn time, this hyacinth and bamboo candle boasts fresh and clean floral notes. Made in Brooklyn, it’s crafted from natural soy wax, with a cotton wick and housed in a 100% recycled glass votive. Additionally, the Starling Project endeavors to help organizations like UNICEF offer solar power systems to communities in developing countries. They’ve raised over $250,000 so far.
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Candles, Unicef, Decor, Gifts That Give Back, Starling Project, Hyacinth Bamboo Candle


Why A 'War On Children' Could Get Worse

That's what a UNICEF official calls the conflict in Yemen. And escalating violence in a key port city is jeopardizing aid to hundreds of thousands of starving children.(Image credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Yemen, Unicef


UNICEF Official Calls Yemen A Living Hell For Children

In addition to causing shortages of food and clean water, fighting has led to the breakdown of Yemen's medical system. Half of Yemeni children under 5 are chronically malnourished, the U.N. reports.(Image credit: Hani Mohammed/AP)
Tags: News, Yemen, Unicef


Is Yemen in famine?

Yemen (MNN) – Recent stories of hunger and desperate Yemenis eating leaves to survive have begun circulating. Fighting has complicated relief efforts, as has a blockade. All the while, an estimated 8.4 million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation while almost 18 million lack access to good, nutritious food. In fact, the United Nations has started to use the word ‘famine’ to describe the acute food shortage gripping Yemen in its jaws. It’s a term used sparingly, because with it comes a deter...
Tags: Europe, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, United Nations, Yemen, Unicef, Economist Intelligence Unit, Arabian Peninsula, Yemen Sana, IMB Mission Network News, Yemen Data Project, Matt May Flickr MNN, Food Security WASH and Health, Arabian Peninsula Church


UNICEF warns impeding aid delivery will lead to famine

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations Children’s Fund regional director says authorities in Yemen are making it “impossible” to deliver and distribute much-needed humanitarian aid to the country. Geert Cappelaere says both Yemeni government and Houthi rebel authorities are being uncooperative. He tells The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that impeding relief efforts […]
Tags: News, Ap, United Nations, Associated Press, Yemen, Unicef, Cairo, Nation & World, Geert Cappelaere


UNICEF urges unrestricted access to aid operations

CAIRO (AP) — The regional chief of the U.N. agency for children says local Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver and distribute much-needed humanitarian aid in Yemen and warned that impeding relief efforts could accelerate famine conditions. Geert Cappelaere also told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that a U.S. call […]
Tags: News, Ap, Associated Press, Yemen, Unicef, Cairo, Nation & World, Geert Cappelaere


A Call For A Ceasefire In Yemen Makes News. Its Catastrophe Doesn't

Observers offer three key reasons why the world isn't paying heed to what a UNICEF official calls a "living hell for its citizens and their children"(Image credit: Mohammed Huwais/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Yemen, Unicef


The Heart-Head-Hands Approach to Building Inclusive Classrooms (infographic)

Increasingly, teachers are being asked to adopt their classrooms to include students with a wide backgrounds and capabilities. The placement of students with diverse abilities in a regular school does not guarantee high-quality education, though. Schools often feel under-resourced and unprepared to teach the students. UNICEF conducted a study in 2012 that involved participant teachers from over one hundred countries and slightly over 33% of respondents indicated that information about inclusive ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Education, Australia, Infographic, Pedagogy, Unicef, Social Sciences, Inclusion, Online products, American Education System, College Education, Inclusivity, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Nathan Dumlao, Education Research


How we can help young people build a better future | Henrietta Fore

A massive generation of young people is about to inherit the world, and it's the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In this forward-looking talk, she explores the crises facing them and details an ambitious new global initiative, Generation Unlimited, which aims to ensure every young person is in school, training or employed by 2030. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Unicef, Speaking, Henrietta Fore, Henrietta Fore In


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 22-29

  Pacific Lodge Autumn Lunch is held on Nov. 3 to raise funds for programs to help at-risk youth residents at Pacific Lodge in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.     EVENTS   UNICEF Masquerade Ball: 9 p.m.-2 a.m Oct. 25. Dress code: surrealist costume and mask. Tickets $225; $400 couples. Reservations required. Event raises money for UNICEF’s Emergency ...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Unicef, Fundraiser, Clifton, Thon, San Fernando, Los Angeles Police Department


UNICEF warns against Yemen’s economic crisis, violence

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations children’s agency says Yemen’s economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risks leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation. UNICEF says water and sewage services face the risk of collapse due soaring fuel prices affected by the local […]
Tags: News, Ap, United Nations, Yemen, Unicef, Cairo, Red Sea, Nation & World


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 15-22

  Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley in Van Nuys. (Courtesy photo by Joanah Greenspan)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 70th Anniversary: The philanthropic group, founded in July 1948, receives recognition of their work by the offices of Congressman Brad Sherman and State Senator Harry Stern, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and ...
Tags: Texas, New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Unicef, Brad Sherman, Fundraiser, Ucla, Clifton, Thon


Black balloons for the lost orphans

Black balloons for the lost orphans With the merciful, wealth creating nuns of Guatemala Frank.holub October 12, 2018 - 9:41am The protesters were mostly high school and university students. They carried black balloons, dozens of them – one for each teenaged orphaned girl who died while in police custody in a March 2017 schoolroom fire. Walking in solidarity with the hundreds of other protesters down Guatemala City’s 6A Calle was...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Ussr, Guatemala, Unicef, Christ, New Yorker, Mesoamerica, Miller, Jimmy Morales, Harvard Law School, Guatemala City, CNA, Juvenile Court, Madison Wisconsin, Palacio Nacional de la Cultura


Boko Haram Survivors Share Their Stories in This Chilling International Day of the Girl Campaign

Earlier this year, UNICEF said more than 1,000 children have been kidnapped in Nigeria since 2013 by Boko Haram, the terror group that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in 2014 after abducting 276 female students in the country. On International Day of the Girl, Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow and Smuggler founder Patrick Milling-Smith are...
Tags: Boko Haram, Nigeria, Advertising, Unicef, Kathryn Bigelow, AdFreak, Patrick Milling Smith


UNICEF: 2 children die in camp along Syria-Jordan border

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations’ children agency says two children have died in a desert camp for displaced people along the Syria-Jordan border. UNICEF says the children died in the past 48 hours due to lack of medical care. The agency says a 5-day-old boy and a 4-month-old girl died in the squalid Rukban […]
Tags: News, Ap, United Nations, Beirut, Unicef, Syria Jordan, Nation & World


UN agency resumes cash aid to 9 million Yemenis

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency says it has resumed emergency cash transfers to 9 million Yemenis after it was allowed to operate a call center to help monitor aid distribution. UNICEF spokeswoman Juliette Touma says the cash transfer program resumed Sunday, providing vital aid to some of the most impoverished people in the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Un, Unicef, Cairo, Nation & World, Juliette Touma


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 8-15

  Tierra del Sol’s Casino Royale fundraiser is held on Oct. 13 at the Rose Goldwater Community Center on Vanowen Street in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   WeSpark Cancer Support Center’s May Contain Nuts – A Night of Comedy: Performers include Rocky LaPorte, Jay Leno and Wendy Liebman, 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Red carpet and dinner, 6:30 p.m. Dress cod...
Tags: Jay Leno, New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Willie Nelson, Long Beach, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Unicef, Brad Sherman, Fundraiser


Oil Production Resumes at Qayara

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has announced the resumption of production at Qayara oil field in Nineveh province. The field has been rehabilitated following its destruction by the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). It is currently producing 30,000 barrels of oil per day, with a plan to increase to 60,000 bpd by the end of the year. (Source: Ministry of Oil) (Picture: Crude oil running through the streets of Qayara following damage caused by Daesh. Credi...
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Unicef, Nineveh, Qayara, Ministry of Oil Picture


How To Speak Your Audience’s Language

by Allison Shapira, CEO and founder Global Public Speaking LLC and author of “Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others“ I once coached a woman who worked for UNICEF who was preparing a major speech to potential donors and talking about UNICEF’s life-changing work on the ground in conflict zones. At one point, she said “We are repatriating children associated with armed groups back to their communities.” I stopped her. “What does that mean?” I asked. She replied “Well, bas...
Tags: Startups, Fda, Unicef, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Allison, Cambridge Massachusetts, Harvard Business School, Kennedy School, Business Communications, Charles River, Allston, Harvard Kennedy School, Professionalisms, Medium Sized Enterprises, Vital Voices Global Partnership


Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It's about emotional recovery too.

Disaster relief is most commonly thought of as providing food, water, and shelter to those affected by calamitous events beyond their control.  But as communities in places like Texas and Puerto Rico are learning, disaster relief that only alleviates physical wants is not enough to put their communities back on their feet. After first responders have done their jobs to secure personal safety, an emotional recovery has to begin as well.  Organizations like UNICEF are acknowledging that the damage...
Tags: Texas, Science, Research, Getty Images, Red Cross, Unicef, Maria, Puerto Rico, Harvey, Southeast Texas, Stern, State University of New York, Carolinas, City University of New York, Caryl Stern, Mental Health America


Zambia aid payments suspended over corruption allegations

UK joins Sweden and Ireland in taking action after accusations that £3.5m may have been embezzled in a long-running fraudThe British government has suspended aid payments to Zambia amid allegations of corruption and fraud. The UK is among several nations and the UN children’s charity, Unicef, to halt funds to the country.A report this week by Africa Confidential alleges that $4.7m (£3.5m) in aid payments may have been embezzled, in a fraud that began in 2012. Other countries including Finland, S...
Tags: Transparency, UK, Sweden, Ireland, Aid, Global development, Governance, Un, Zambia, Unicef, Finland Sweden, Department for International Development (DfID, Africa Confidential


African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion Samantha Stein Contributor More posts by this contributor Only 48 hours left to apply for St...
Tags: TC, Column, Asia, Technology, Electronics, California, Mexico, White House, China, New York City, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo


$5m to support Vaccination of 5 million Children

Iraq Humanitarian Fund allocates US$5M to support nation-wide campaign to vaccinate 5M children at risk With pockets of measles outbreaks affecting both internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities, and considering the current epidemiological situation, the Iraq Federal Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak of measles and requested support from UNICEF and WHO for* an emergency measles vaccination campaign across the country. To support the nation-wide campaign, the Iraq Huma...
Tags: News, Germany, Iraq, US, United Kingdom, Fund, Iraq Business News, Unicef, OCHA, IHF, Iraq Humanitarian Fund IHF, Iraq Federal Ministry of Health, Humanitarian Response Plan HRP, Protection Water and Sanitation


The Ultimate Guide to Audrey Hepburn's Style

For every woman who ever wished to have "Breakfast at Tiffany's"We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Edie Sedgwick, the model who took over magazine covers in the '60s and was a muse to Andy Warhol! This week, we're switching things up and covering one of the most famous fashion icons of all time... Audrey Hepburn.  Audrey Hepburn is an inspiration. There's so much to admire, from her fight to overcome the hardships of WWII to...
Tags: London, Movies, College, Inspiration, Netherlands, BAFTA, Andy Warhol, West End, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn, Unicef, Givenchy, 1960s, Brussels Belgium, Tiffany, Audrey


30 Little Known Facts About the Queen of Tennis, Serena Williams

In 2011, she was appointed a UNICEF international goodwill ambassador.
Tags: Life, Unicef, Serena Williams


A Staggering Number Of Young Teens Face Bullies And Violence In School

A report from UNICEF looks at how 13-to-15 year-olds are affected by all kinds of school-related violence, from gang attacks to sexual assaults to corporal punishment by teachers. (Image credit: GeorgiaCourt/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Unicef, Young Teens Face Bullies And Violence In School


About half of world's teens experience peer violence in and around school, UNICEF says

How safe are schools around the world? They could be safer, due to bullying, attacks and physical punishment, according to a new UNICEF report. About 150 million students, ages 13 to 15, report experiencing peer violence in and around school, the report finds.
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UN urges Syria not to 'revictimise' children of Idlib fighters

The UN urged Syria Friday not to "revictimise" the children of fighters in Idlib amid a feared government offensive on the rebel-held province, insisting they were not responsible for their parents' actions. The United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, voiced alarm at the likely impact of a major military operation in the province, which is home to some three million people -- a third of them children. "The greatest concern is that among the very strong military rhetoric at the moment, we see...
Tags: News, Syria, United Nations, Un, Unicef, Afp, Idlib, Manuel Fontaine