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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, an organization working to raise awareness about elder abuse. The center operates a shelter, where the elderly can find a safe haven from psychological or other abuses.

From the article: "The…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 6, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Aga Khan Foundation, USA

The Aga Khan Foundation is nearly at the absolute top of Charity Navigator's ratings. The organization has an overall score of 69.23 out of 70, with a perfect score in the "Accountability & Transparency" category. The organization is a wide reaching non-profit, working a variety of sectors. 

From the website: "The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 5, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

"The Humans of Myanmar"

Nicholas Kristof has posted a photo essay on his blog exploring the lives of the people of Myanmar. The post offers insight into the ethnic and domestic violence that many living in Myanmar face.

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Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments

Syria crisis updates

The International Rescue Committee has a page offering updates on their work in and around Syria.

From the page: "The civil war in Syria has plunged the Middle East into a humanitarian disaster. More than three years on, the International Rescue Committee continues to work inside Syria and in four neighboring countries,providing support to…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

Boko Haram attack

CNN has an article on a recent attack by Boko Haram on several Nigerian villages.

From the article: "Boko Haram, which means 'western education is a sin,' is still holding more than 200 girls it abducted last month from a school in Chibok, also in Borno state."

The Washington Post has some…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

WFP school meal program

The WFP website has an article about one of the original recipients of their school meals programs, a woman who is now a teacher working to inspire others.

From the article: " ...life changed for Alice when she became one of the first beneficiaries of WFP’s school meals programme in 1999. The promise of a hot meal motivated her to…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 3, 2014 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Urine powered generator created by African teens

The Huffington Post has an exciting article about a group of African teenagers who have managed to invent a generator powered by urine.

The process may have implications for bringing electricity to many in Africa who normally go without. The city of Lagos is plagued with outages, according to the article.

Added by William J. Welte on May 23, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The World Food Programme teams up with Shakira

The WFP recently sent out an email about their team up efforts with singer Shakira. The singer is promoting the WFP's efforts to eliminate hunger through her new music video and by sending messages to those who donate to the WFP.

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Added by William J. Welte on May 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Red Cross Disaster Relief

The American Red Cross has opened a donation page to help those affected by the recent tornadoes. 

Consider donating to the Red Cross disaster relief efforts.

Added by William J. Welte on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"From deployment to employment"

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on the company Genesis10 which, through their veterans program, is doing phenomenal work to assist in the transition from military to civilian life for many American veterans.

From the article: "The approach has produced tangible results, with more than 100…

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Added by William J. Welte on May 21, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

Update on kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

NBC News has an article on the what the future might hold for the rescue efforts of the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

The article mentions that about fifty of the girls have managed to escape.

From the article: "The government has said it is refusing to make the swap between the girls and jailed Boko Haram fighters. But without resorting to a violent clash with Boko Haram, members of the central government might grow desperate enough to negotiate with them, LeVan…

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Added by William J. Welte on May 21, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

NBC News - Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

NBC News has an important web page dedicated to updates on the nearly 300 schoolgirls who were taken from their communities in Nigeria.

Apparently, Nigerian police have offered a substantial reward for information relating to the kidnapping.

From a recent article posted to the portal:

"A 50 million naira…

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Added by William J. Welte on May 19, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

#EducateOurGirls

The IRC has an article on "Overcoming the obstacles and risks that prevent girls from going to school."

In light of recent anti-education terrorist activities, the IRC's work becomes increasingly important.

From the article: …

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Added by William J. Welte on May 19, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Global Meeting on Education for All

The UNESCO website has an interesting article about the Global Meeting on Education for All.

This is a particularly important issue in light of the recent anti-education events in Nigeria.

From the article:

"In their final statement, participants noted that 'more…

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Added by William J. Welte on May 15, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

"Bring back our girls"

In his Sunday column, Nicholas Kristof writes about the April 15th kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria.

According to the article, the girls were attacked by a Muslim group called Boko Haram, who are apparently against western-style education.

From the article: "The attackers stormed the school, set it on fire, and, residents said, then herded several hundred…

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Added by William J. Welte on May 5, 2014 at 7:46am — No Comments

South Sudan

The International Rescue Committee has an article on the crises facing South Sudan.

From the article: "International Rescue Committee president David Miliband in an IRC statement. The IRC is calling on the world not to give up on …

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Added by William J. Welte on April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Triple your C.A.R. gift to the WFP

From a recent WFP email announcement:

"7,459 members of our community have already put lifesaving food into the hands of children in the Central African Republic.



Will you join us to save one more child?"

If you donate by midnight tomorrow, your gift will be tripled. Consider donating…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 29, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Anticipated wheat shortage in Syria

Conflict-torn Syria is likely to experience a dramatic wheat shortage, according to an article posted to AlertNet.

From the article: "War and drought have crippled Syria's wheat crop, with some experts now forecasting output of the staple food could fall to around a third of pre-war levels, and possibly even below 1 million tonnes for the first time in 40 years."

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Added by William J. Welte on April 28, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

Good Shepherd Food Bank

Mainetoday.com has an article on Portland local chef Matt Brown, who works for Good Shepherd food bank.

Brown is operating a food truck with the "... mission is to raise awareness about hunger and money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank."

Brown also "...teaches through Cooking…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 24, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

C.A.R. Email Update

From the email: "Mupete is 7 years old and weighs just 11 kilograms. 

The average 7-year-old child weighs about twice that."

The World Food Programme has sent out another email regarding the food crisis and conflict in the Central African Republic.

Children like Mupete in the CAR are severely malnourished.

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Added by William J. Welte on April 17, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

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