Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

HAITI – PROGRESS IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING

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On January 12th 2010 Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake. The magnitude of the quake measured 7.0 on the Richter Scale, and it killed more than 200.000 people and left 300.000 wounded.
Two million people lost their homes, and many of them continue to live in temporary camps.

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SOUTHERN SUDAN AND NORTHERN SUDAN

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In 2011 Sudan was divided into two independent states – South Sudan and Sudan. After the independence of South Sudan, DanChurchAid has primarily focused our work in South Sudan but we continue to provide humanitarian assistance in Sudan.

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MALAWI IS CAUGHT BETWEEN HUNGER AND AIDS

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Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa with a short democratic history. The country has struggled against corruption and political violence while hunger and AIDS has impoverished the country’s population.

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WHEN FOOD INSECURITY IS A PERSISTENT OCCURRENCE

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Despite some steps that Ethiopia has been taking towards economic development, the country is one of the poorest countries in the world. The poor live in the rural areas and make a living by primitive small-scale farming or as pastoral people. The small-scale agriculture provides livelihoods for over 80% of the total population, which is estimated to be 84 million.

A SOCIETY IN EXTREME CRISIS

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Congo has some of Africa’s largest deposits of diamonds, gold, coltan, tropical wood and oil. But civil wars and oppression have impoverished the population. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed, and continued fighting and assaults make life a burden for the average Congolese.

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The Effects of Poverty in Africa

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Poverty in Africa is the sole cause of hunger, disease, aids and squalor. One cannot talk about poverty and its effects on the African continent without taking a look at the roots of the problem. European colonialism and the scramble for Africa were partly to blame. But the world has changed and African countries are now independent nations, so one can now charge that African leaders are now responsible for the poverty problem throughout the African continent.

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Bankstown forum slams income management plan, Australia

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Compulsory income management of disadvantaged welfare recipients was slammed by speakers at a forum at the Bankstown Arts Centre on April 11.

The forum, organised by the Say No to Government Income Management: Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere campaign coalition, attracted about 40 people to hear representatives from unions and Aboriginal, migrant and youth groups call for a campaign to stop the extension of income management from July 1 this year.

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Ignoring Homeless Families (USA)

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More than one-third of Americans who use shelters annually are parents and their children. In 2011, that added up to more than 500,000 people.

According to Joe Volk, CEO of Community Advocates in Milwaukee, prevalent family homelessness is no accident.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Partners with The Hunger Project

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Over 7 million children will die this year before reaching their fifth birthday — most are from developing countries and their deaths are largely preventable.

The most basic health interventions can mean survival. Among those interventions are vaccination against pneumonia and diseases that cause diarrhea — the leading global killers of children — as well as improving nutrition and sanitation, bolstering child health, and preventing transmission of disease.

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Famous African American Sites Now on Most Endangered Historic Places List

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The Doors to Several Historic Black Sites May Soon Be Shuttered
Recently, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Historic District, the Ella Little Collins-Malcolm X House in Roxbury, MA and Joe Frazier’s Gym in Philadelphia on its 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

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