Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

  According to the Christian Science Monitor, civilian casualties in Afghanistan have increased at a record rate. 1,601 civilians have been killed in 2016 and 3,565 have been wounded. Close to a third of the casualties are children.   This kind of statistic is unacceptable.  Kids should not suffer.  Let’s help them now!   Do your part and donate to our partner organizations to support at-risk populations in Afghanistan.   Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, working in the United States and 70 countries around the world, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people impacted by … Continue reading Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Human Trafficking

By Pamela Hawley Lately, you may have heard a lot about human trafficking.  Human trafficking is stealing children away from their families. They are then often used in the sex trade where they grow up in terror and are left with only one option to survive. This is an experience that, in short, wrecks their lives. Here are some other little known statistics: Expected years of schooling is 9 years.  Child labor among children ages 5-14 is 16%. At any given time, more than 12.3 million people worldwide are enslaved and forced into labor, bonded labor, child labor, sexual servitude and involuntary … Continue reading Human Trafficking

Through the eyes of a child

By Lubna Javed I was allowed to stay up late and watch The Muppet Babies movie on television by myself on the night of 16th January 1991; I was 12. I went to bed quite late, only to be startled shortly afterwards by my mother. She was attempting to awaken my father and yelling, “The War has started.” Years later I can still clearly recall the fright with which I got up. The haunting sound of the sirens still rings in my ears when I think about that night. I wrote the following a few days into the War, perhaps as … Continue reading Through the eyes of a child

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Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation Via: New York Times

This is a pressing issue.  Venezuelans are starving and resorting to food theft in order to survive.  New York Times writer Nicholas Casey explains the situation with quotes and information about individual Venezuelans and their struggle. By Nicholas Casey  CUMANÁ, Venezuela, … Continue reading Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation Via: New York Times