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Clay Aiken was appointed a UNICEF ambassador in 2004. In March 2005 Aiken toured the tsunami-ravaged Indonesia and heightened awareness about the need to restore schooling to displaced children. In May 2005 Aiken traveled to Uganda, where he saw children on the run from kidnapping and involuntary enlistment in the local guerrilla army. He has also traveled to Mexico to aid children affected by recent floods. In April 2007 Aiken traveled to Afghanistan where he toured schools and marveled at the resilience of the children he met there. His experience prompted him to launch the "$100,000 in 10 Days" campaign to continue offering lifesaving support for kids in that country. The campaign ended up netting $250,000 in fewer than five days. In June 2008, Aiken traveled to Somalia, a country where conflict and hunger have created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Aiken continues to be an avid champion for the often forgotten children of the world.

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5 Easy Things That Members of Congress Could Be Doing for Our Military and Veterans, But Aren't

(21) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Too many times these days, our veterans are getting caught up in the childish games in Congress. That's unacceptable.

I'm running for Congress in North Carolina's Second District. We're fortunate to be home to over 50,000 active duty soldiers, their families, and thousands of veterans. These folks have been...

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Support Somalia (Because Mother Nature Ain't)

(148) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 5:29 PM

I have a small pond in my backyard.

It isn't big enough for recreational use. No fishing; no boating.

It's just pretty. But, fortunately it's big enough that, during the warmer months, I can use the water from the pond to irrigate my lawn.

The water is pumped out...

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Progress in Somalia Despite Difficult Circumstances

(73) Comments | Posted December 29, 2009 | 5:23 AM

This past November, while we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a grim milestone was reached in the east African nation of Somalia. The conflict and instability which has characterized that nation for the past 20 years has produced a...

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