500 Million Children at Risk of Malnutrition

As food prices continue to skyrocket, necessities such as milk, vegetables and meat never find their way into many families’ homes, placing 500 million children at risk of malnutrition.  Thus children’s physical and mental growth will be stunted over the next 15 years, according to a survey by the international charity Save the Children.  Eighty percent of [...]

UN Pushes for Birth Registration

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced its partnership with the global children’s rights organization Plan International for a worldwide push to ensure that children, especially those at risk of statelessness, are registered at birth. There are some 12 million stateless people across the world, half of which are children, according to the [...]

MALI: Investigate the prevalence of child labor in artisanal gold mines

Ministère des Mines, M. Amadou Cissé, Bamako – Mali Dear Minister, I am writing to welcome your Ministry’s initiative to organize a government mission to investigate the prevalence of child labor in Mali’s artisanal gold mines. I came to know from Human Rights Watch that the Malian government and the International Labor Organization have estimated [...]

Somalian Children Suffer as Politics Hinder Food Aid

Children in Somalia continue to suffer needlessly from hunger as politics hinder the much needed distribution of food aid. In Somalia, it is women and children who bear the brunt of the famine. Children are susceptible to malnutrition that decreases their ability to fight off disease, while women are unable to access the services they need [...]

Make Sure Your Valentine’s Day is Filled With Love, Not Child Exploitation

It’s February and love is in the air… Valentine’s day is just around the corner and many millions are looking for that perfect gift to show how they feel for their special someone.  It is clear that much of the day’s meaning is lost to heavy commercialization.  This year, American’s alone are expected to spend a total of $15.7 [...]

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