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Hunger crisis around the world

"An unprecedented number of emergencies has left the World Food Programme struggling to meet the needs of hungry families."

From a recent WFP notice:

"Central African Republic: As this conflict rages on, more mothers and children are crossing the border into Cameroon, making this now a regional crisis. 1 in 3…
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Added by William J. Welte on July 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Fate for most kids who cross the border?"

NBC news has an article on the current crisis involving underage children who cross the US-Mexico border unaccompanied.

Many of the children crossing the border are fleeing abuse and neglect, according to the article.

Added by William J. Welte on July 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

The International Rescue Committee has a series of articles on the current crisis involving thousands of children seeking refuge in the United States.

From the website: "The International Rescue Committee is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the southwestern borders of the United States. There is no doubt that some of the thousands of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 13, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

Cambodian Children's Fund

The Cambodian Children's Fund is a 4-star non-profit organization working to provide life necessities for children of Cambodia's poorest communities.

From their website: "Founded in 2004, Cambodian Children’s Fund provides life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities."

Consider donating to the…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Asha for Education

Asha for education is a non-profit organization that works to provide education to underprivileged children in Africa.

From their website: "Asha for Education  is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.

In keeping with this focus, our volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to…
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Added by William J. Welte on July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Armenian General Benevolent Union

The Armenian General Benevolent Union is a 3-star non-profit working to preserve the cultural heritage and identity of Armenia. Among their projects, the organization has supported schools and education in Armenia, as well as healthcare programs.



From their website: "In recent years, AGBU has also invested in various projects in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, providing vital support to create schools and residences. AGBU continues to provide assistance to the Karabakh Chamber… Continue

Added by William J. Welte on July 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

What is a Storm Warrior?

What is a Storm Warrior? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xfU3W0W958

Added by William J. Welte on July 11, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Calcutta Mercy Ministries

Calcutta Mercy Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in India received the medical they need. The organization operates the Calcutta Mercy Hospital.

From their website: "Today, Calcutta Mercy Hospital is a six-story facility with 173 beds and 30 multi-specialty departments. Faithfully serving over 100,000 patients a year, 40,000 are treated free of charge. Ongoing programs deliver free medical services to children suffering from blindness, cleft…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Famine in Somalia

Oxfam International has an article about famine in Somalia.

From the article: "The UN announcement of famine in Somalia is both a wake-up call to the scale of this disaster, and a wake-up call to the solutions needed to limit death-from-hunger now and in the future. "

Consider donating to Oxfam…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 8, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Child mortality rates continue to decline

According to a Huffington Post article, child mortality rates are down, due to a variety of factors.

From the article: "Improvements in child and maternal health care have saved the lives of some 90 million children around the world since 1990. According to the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF), the number of children under the age of five dying of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 7, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

ANERA

ANERA is an aid an humanitarian organization working towards improving the lives of those in the Middle East.

From the website: "American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) advances the well-being of people in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. Through partnerships and close consultation with local groups and communities, ANERA responds to economic, health and educational needs with sustainable solutions and also delivers humanitarian aid during…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 5, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

AMREF USA

AMREF USA is a 4-star non-profit on Charity Navigator and is the "... largest African-led health development organization on the continent, providing training and health services to over 30 countries in Africa."

From the website: "...Amref Health Africa now primarily delivers preventative, community-based health care.  With a focus on women and children, we manage a full range of medical and public health programs tackling the most critical health challenges…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Alternative Gifts International

Alternative Gifts International is a 3-star rated charity on Charity navigator that offers a catalog of "alternative" gifts for shoppers to choose from, including things like a loving home for orphans in Mexico, or to rescue young girls from sex trafficking around the world. 

The projects that Alternative Gifts supports…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)

The American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator that has issued an urgent appeal regarding the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

From the website: "Delayed seasonal rains coupled with continuing conflict in southern Somalia are affecting the lives of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

American Refugee Committee

The American Refugee Committee is a 4-star rated non-profit on Charity navigator working to provide support for refugees, displaced persons, and the communities that host them.

Mission statement: "ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 2, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

MEENA

Lucy Liu has written a blog post for Nicholas Kristof's blog about Meena, a film she directed that is "based on the first chapter of Nick and Sheryl’s book Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service is a 3-star rated non-profit organization working to help people across the world.

From the website: "We pursue lasting change by providing financial support to local grassroots and global human rights organizations working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing American Jews and others in the U.S. to advocate for policies that will benefit people in the developing world."

The website currently has…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 30, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Alliance for Children Everywhere

Alliance for Children Everywhere is a Christian non-profit with a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. The organization works to care for and protect children everywhere. 

From the website: "In Zambia Africa, ACE operates two rescue homes for abandoned infants, orphans and young children in crisis. We provide assistance to extended families, advocate for adoption, provide infant formula to babies at risk of abandonment or starvation, and offer free Christian education to…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions is a 3-star rated non-profit on Charity Navigator working to help those affected by leprosy.

From the website: "American Leprosy Missions exists to serve as a channel of Christ’s love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Boy saving for videogame system buys fire detectors instead

After seeing a news report about a mother and daughter who died in a house fire, 9-year-old Hector Montoya decided to spend his saved money differently, according to a KTLA article. The article refers to Hector's fundraiser "Hector's Detectors."

Consider donating a fire detector to keep others safe.

Added by William J. Welte on June 28, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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