The Lampedusa boat tragedy is just that, a horrible tragedy. The days since have been very emotional for all Eritreans, but not more emotional then for the families of the victims. During times of sorrow, people usually come together and unite no matter their political, religious or personal…
Yesterday, March 22, was World Water Day.
So here is a spoken word piece about the water situation. Make sure to get involved in any way you can! http://thewaterproject.org/
“Let’s change these quotations of unclean water’s dictation
Creating invitations for our hearts combination
Until we change our hesitation from a guilty fascination
From our conscience’s accusation
To a completed obligation of humanity’s conservation.”
“Vexation of spirit is a waste of time.
Negative thinking, don’t you waste your thoughts.
Verbal conflict is a waste of word.
Physical conflict is a waste of flesh.
People will always be who they want
And that’s what really makes the world go round…”
-Damian Jr. Gong Marley “There for You”
Artists with lyrics like these are hard to find, but they are out there.
Happy International Women’s Day!
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. -Diane Mariechild
The message is simple: Pay attention to nonviolence around the world.
VIDEO REPORT: Door-to-door success
They go where doctors can’t, where hospitals are hard to find, where trained nurses are few. Community health workers are the force behind one of the biggest success stories in Bangladesh.
The UN Refugee Agency’s Global Trends Report Stated that in 2011…
~800,000 people became refugees
~3.5 million people were internally displaced in their own country
~35.4 million people were in UNHCR's care
~48% of the world’s refugees were women and girls
~Most of the refugees were coming from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia
~Largest Refugee hosting countries were Pakistan and Iran
“Budgets are tight. We will be having in 2012 inevitably less financial resources than last year, but the needs are growing. So this is indeed very very challenging for us and it creates an enormous frustration as we are not able to do what we know people need us to do to protect and assist them.”
-António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Text REFUGEES to 50555 to donate $10 to USA for UNHCR or go to USA for UNHCR to make a donation.
Tell me how many babies will be born just to die
Leaving me with these questions
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.”
Each day children in Jamaica are being abandoned, neglected and orphaned by their mothers and fathers. Oftentimes newborns are left at the hospital at birth, and due to overcrowding in child care facilities and a shortage of foster parents, they are left with no one to care for them.
This week your support will help place abandoned babies and toddlers in a nursery where they will receive love, protection, and the essentials they need to survive. These children will be nurtured and provided with food, clothing and round-the-clock care. Let’s enable these kids to live a normal childhood - “Wild At Heart”!
Over a million children in the Sahel region are severely malnourished. Don’t let us lose them. You can do something about it, will you? #SahelNow (Taken with Instagram at Our World)
"Some 15 million people are affected by the crisis in the Sahel region, and one million of these are children that could die within months without immediate humanitarian assistance."
We need to do something about this NOW. Aid delayed is aid failed. There are many organizations who have teams ready, but they need your assistance in funding and raising awareness. UNICEF has a program that will allow you to donate to their services for children in the region who are facing malnutrition, disease and death. The UN Refugee Agency has a way for you to support their teams that are responding to the emergency in Mali, where the food crisis is only half the problem. Oxfam is also working in the region and appealing for your help to support some of the “most vulnerable communities as they build resilience and prepare for this crisis.”
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
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