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'New Generation' Of Wars, Epidemics, Disasters Harming 60 Million Children: UNICEF

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

(Adds remarks by UNICEF's Khan in interview paragraphs 5, 16-25) By Magdalena Mis LONDON, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Found...

The Soular Backpack: Increasing Education in East Africa

Salima Visram | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Salima Visram

My goal is that through education, people will be given the tools to empower and alleviate themselves from poverty. I believe in the power of social business as the greatest catalyst in creating sustainable change.

It's a Hard Life for Children in Rwanda, But There's Hope in Their Eyes

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I was reminded of the plight of these children when my wife and I recently visited Rwanda for the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan genocide.

SHOCKING Treatment Of 8-Months-Pregnant Homeless Woman

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

A report released Tuesday by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless finds that homeless families face “exceedingly more difficult” obstacles...

Beyond the Bubble: Children's Books That Illustrate Poverty

Jennifer Dorr | Posted 12.27.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Dorr

Our presidential candidates don't discuss the poor, but I feel that as a parent, I should. In America, it's too easy to live in a bubble that reinforces one's own class reality.

Restoring Hope and Faith, One Young Child at a Time

Romanita Hairston | Posted 12.13.2012 | Impact
Romanita Hairston

The Center for Children in Poverty estimates that we have lost all of the gains we made over the past 50 years in child well-being. We've lost opportunity. We are facing a crisis that demands an urgent response in these politically charged and polarized times.

National Diaper Need Awareness Week

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

More than merely declaring National Diaper Need Awareness Week, we are acknowledging that diapers are a basic need for infants, toddlers, and those who suffer from incontinence, and that more people are willing to do something about it.

Taking Initiative

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

At the heart of my work is the knowledge that poor people are like everyone else, just with fewer resources -- that poor people are broke, not broken.

Stop the Attacks on Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Over the past few months these common sense principles of fairness and opportunity seem to have been lost in what can only be described as targeted attacks against a growing segment of the child population -- children of immigrants.

Back in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am back in Haiti and very happy to be here. People are friendly and open although they are constantly by challenged poverty and lack of opportunity. There is hope here, and I'm not sure why.

Why the Urbanization of Kids Is Not Always a Good Thing

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

2012-02-29-Chapter2UNI5459small.jpg UNICEF urges governments to put children at the heart of urban planning and to extend and improve services for all.

Children Of Divorce More Likely To Live In Poverty: Census Report

Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

By Conor Dougherty of the Wall Street Journal Children of divorce are more likely to be in poverty and to live with their mothers, according to a n...