اليونيسف: فيلم وثائقي بصوت أطفال سوريا
حيوا معي الطفلة أمل من #غزة #Gaza ” Amal 11 years old . She got injured when the Israeli jets hit the area so close to her house. she is in Shifa hospital now getting her medical treatment. She raised her hand with the VICTORY sign. Love Amal and God protect our children . Via Hani Siliman Salamah”
صورة معبرة جدا: طفل بلا ذراع لكنه يكتب بقدمه…حرب فيتنام
A child with no arms - a result of Agent Orange - writes with his foot at the Tu Do Hospital. 1994. © Kazuyoshi Nomachi
During the Vietnam War, more than 11.4 million gallons of Agent Orange were used. About 8 million gallons of Agent White, Blue, Purple, Pink and Green were also sprayed. The goal was to defoliate rural/forested land, depriving guerrillas of food and cover and clearing in sensitive areas such as around base perimeters. The program was also a part of a general policy of forced draft urbanization, which aimed to destroy the ability of peasants to support themselves in the countryside, forcing them to flee to the U.S. dominated cities, depriving the guerrillas of their rural support base. The Vietnam Red Cross reported as many as 3 million Vietnamese people have been affected by Agent Orange, including at least 150,000 children born with birth defects. According to Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 people being killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects.
In France, a four-year-old girl survived for hours after the adults she was with were killed in a gruesome shooting attack. She was so quiet that police didn't even know she was there until hours after they had started investigating:
The English-speaking girl was discovered around midnight on Wednesday, huddled between the front and back seats of the British-registered BMW, under the legs of two dead women thought to be her mother and grandmother, a public prosecutor said.
Apparently too scared to move, she went unnoticed by police for some eight hours until investigators finally opened the doors of the car, standing on a forest road near Lake Annecy, to begin a close forensic inspection.
“She’s clearly shocked but she’s doing okay. She’s not injured,” Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud told reporters in a late-night briefing.
Four people were found killed in the attack in the French Alps — the young girl’s presumed parents and grandmother, and a local cyclist who had been reported missing.
This video shows that women are vital to the success of aloe market in Kenya through the production, marketing, and consumption of the plant. Think EQUAL for women and girls.
أطفال أوغندا يشاهدون كوني 2012 Ugandans watch a screening of Kony 2012 — Invisible Children’s film on the war criminal — in the Lira district of Uganda on March 13, 2012. The video, which garnered 78 million hits on YouTube in a matter of weeks, outraged some Ugandans, resulting in walkouts and stone throwing.
FSI score: 96.5
The world has taken note of late of Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord and leader of the apocalyptic, cult-like Lord’s Resistance Army. In October, U.S. President Barack Obama sent 100 U.S. troops to Uganda to bolster its fight against the LRA, and in March the activist group Invisible Children began a viral social media effort to raise awareness of his thousands of victims. The only problem? Although Kony certainly spread chaos throughout the Uganda in past years, he has since left and is thought to be hiding in the Central African Republic. Instead of warlords, the real threat to Uganda may be the spread of Nodding Disease, an incurable neurological affliction that affects thousands of children in the region. In the political arena, however, things are looking better. Since 2011, when Uganda’s long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni — who has held power since 1986 — crushed opposition to his latest election and quashed political protest, he has begun to give signals that he may eventually relinquish control.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA ” Children jump over a dirty drain at Daru in Papua New Guinea on Aug. 17, 2011. Tuberculosis and cholera have killed hundreds of people on the island in recent years.
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Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby is not the world’s most dangerous city, but it’s close; the carjacking, violent crime, and murder rates there led the Economist Intelligence Unit to rank Port Moresby the world’s third least livable city in 2011. If the scandal that added to PNG’s 2011 political crisis — in which two rival sets of prime ministers and cabinets both claimed power — was not already bizarre enough, police found the body of a 29-year-old waitress in the home of Prime Minister Sam Abal. They were alerted by a security guard who claimed he heard the woman scream and 20 minutes later reported that Abal’s adopted, unemployed son had told him “that he had killed the woman and left her body in the banana garden.” PNG’s 6.2 million people speak more than 800 languages, and civil war is always seemingly a spark away in this fractured nation.
A malnourished boy sits in front of a feeding center on June 10, 2008, in southern #Ethiopia. Late rains in 2012 have put the country at risk for famine once again.
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“If Ethiopians are looking for someone to blame for their three-spot leap on this year’s list, they might justifiably look to their neighbor to the east, Somalia. Continued instability in that country has had spillover effects in Ethiopia, which in 2011 sent troops across the Somali border in an effort to stem the rising influence of the al-Shabab movement. During the most intense period of a devastating combination of drought, famine, and instability in Somalia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that some 23,000 refugees were arriving each month in Ethiopia, straining resources. The drought also took its toll on the Ethiopian economy, which has experienced runaway growth in recent years but slowed slightly in 2011. While the Ethiopian government has moved to institute some reform in the agriculture sector — which employs 85 percent of workers and accounts for 41 percent of total output — those changes have been incremental at best and hardly sufficient to stand up to 2011’s record-breaking dry spell.”
#Arakan Muslims cry out in pain.. #saveArakan
Burma: Muslims cry out in pain, while stone heartened humans ignore.