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ausonia:

Literal poverty line in Brazil.

Posted 11 months ago

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Posted 11 months ago

unicef:

A public service announcement calling for all Afghans to join in the effort to eradicate polio. 

One of just three countries where wild poliovirus remains endemic, Afghanistan has taken a major step towards eradication, thanks in part to the efforts of the health volunteers who go door to door every day to ensure every child is vaccinated.

Read more: http://origin-www.unicef.org/infobycountry/afghanistan_70975.html

Posted 11 months ago

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! Every month we’ll be putting out a newsletter to let you know what’s new with UAPAD and includes spotlights on public health and updates on our partner organizations! This project could not have been completed without our fantastic Graphic Designer, Sarah Schwartz, who put this document together. Check out our first newsletter here!!!

Posted 11 months ago

Larry Bossom, 41, who lost his job a few month ago, leaves the St. Ignatius food pantry with bags of items on Nov. 1 in Chicago. Bossom is relying on food stamps and the food bank to help him until he finds work again.

The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses.

Posted 11 months ago
48 million Pakistani citizens’ defecate in the open; for them, basic toilets are a distant dream.

WaterAid Pakistan Country Representative Siddiq Khan quotes startling figures from the Off-track, off-target: Why investment in water, sanitation and hygiene is not reaching those who need it mostreport released by the international charity to mark World Toilet Day.

More here.

(via etribune)

Posted 11 months ago

unicef:

NOTES FROM THE FIELD - 18 November 2013 - Tacloban, Philippines

By Kent Page - Senior Communications Advisor - UNICEF 

It’s great to be part of the UNICEF immediate response team that were rushed into the Philippines after the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan. We are a group of emergency professionals specializing in health, education, child protection, water and sanitation, supply, logistics, indication and other issues. 

I was out today with the RTE Irish TV crew and later on with the German ZDF-TV crew, bumping into the Spanish ANC newspaper correspondent along the way as we saw visited victims of the typhoon - who have truly lost everything (I mean there is nothing left of their homes or belongings).  Well, they haven’t lost everything … I am inspired by their kindness and hopeful outlook in the face of devastation. 

Sitting in the blazing heat and humidity in front of what indiscernibly was once her home, a woman wished me a good morning with a big smile as I walked by, followed by a ‘happy Yolanda’ and a peal of laughter. I asked her how she was and she said, ‘things can only get better!’ And then asked me how I was doing … We talked for a bit as another  one of the body bag trucks passed by with their distinct smell. She didn’t bat an eyelid.

UNICEF and partners are making progress in the life saving area of water and sanitation with water now pumping out of 30,000 water points across the city, providing water for drinking, washing and cleaning. Portal era are being distributed for good sanitation and hygiene kits are in full use everywhere they’ve been distributed. Lifesaving interventions that can help prevent the outbreak of water borne diseases.

There is progress, but much more still needs to be done and the whole UNICEF family is working together with our partners and the government to accelerate that progress.  We are very grateful for all the support and generosity of individuals, governments and private sector organizations around the world.

Photo credit: © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0994/Jeoffrey Maitem

Photo caption: Residents walk past downed trees and destroyed homes and cars, on a road in Tacloban City on the central island of Leyte. 

Posted 11 months ago

Today’s the day! It’s World Prematurity Day and the day of our live Twitter chat discussion regarding prematurity and other pregnancy-related issues. Be sure to follow both @uapad and @toyinidehen on Twitter, and get in on our discussion at 2:30 pm PST. We want to hear what you have to say!

Posted 11 months ago

united-nations:

Saturday is the International Day for Tolerance. Marking the occasion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that tolerance can, and must be learned, and that we need to teach children not just how to live together but how to act together as global citizens.

Read his full message at http://j.mp/17wxZHk

Posted 11 months ago

November 17th is World Prematurity Day and the day of our live Twitter chat! It’s coming up soon — this Sunday, to be exact — so make sure you follow us on Twitter and feel free to ask any questions and join in on our discussion about prematurity at 2:30 pm PST/5:30 pm EST this Sunday!