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Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

BLUEMONT, Virginia – Veteran’s Day provides us with an opportunity to place a renewed emphasis on our nation’s veterans, as they heal and transition in the aftermath of 15 years of war. It is estimated that more than 700,000 post-9/11 combat veterans are battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); as evidenced by a suicide rate […]

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Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

  New York, N.Y. 21 October 2016 – With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp […]

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Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug

New York, N.Y. Scientists say they have figured out a way to use tobacco plants to produce artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malaria drug. Malaria infects an estimated 200 million people each year, resulting in 400,000 deaths. The drug artemisinin is sometimes used to treat the mosquito-borne illness, clearing the parasite from the bloodstream within 48 […]

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The J. Luce Foundation’s Young Global Leadership Initiative

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation is a platform that supports nonprofit organizations involved in the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care. Under the foundation, the Young Global Leadership Initiative was created to provide ongoing opportunities for select professionals to mentor the next generation of philanthropists in Ethics, Communications, and Nonprofit Administration. The program empowers […]

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U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Women at work preparing the field for […]

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People In Madagascar ‘Living On The Brink,’ U.N. Efforts On Food Crisis

New York. N.Y.  Following a report that more than half of the population in southern Madagascar – 840,000 people – is experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity, United Nations agencies are responding to the most severe cases of malnutrition and acute hunger to prevent a catastrophe. A cash distribution centre in Tsihombe, Madagascar, where 96 […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 20, 2016

Daily Life in Djenné, Mali llllllllll A boy rides a bicycle in front of the Great Mosque of Djenné, designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1988 along with the old town of Djenné, in the central region of Mali. La vida cotidiana en Djenné, Malí […]

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U.N. Provides Food Aid to 8,000 People in Central African Republic

New York, N.Y. The United Nations food relief agency is providing emergency aid to 8,000 people affected by an upsurge in violence in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR), in addition to regular food and nutrition support for some 120,000 people. WFP food distribution in Kaga Bandoro town, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: […]

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Investing in 10-Year-Old Girls Helps Reach Global Goals

New York, N.Y. If all of the ten-year-old girls living in developing countries that currently drop out of or do not attend school were to complete their secondary education, it would lead to an additional $21 billion per year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed today in its annual State of the World Population Report. […]

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Pursuit of Happiness: Brazilian Painter Fer Caggiano

New York, N.Y. Fer Caggiano was nominated as a Soho International Artist of the year in 2003. Although she was a student at the Art Students League at that time, she was invited to present her work at the prestigious Agora Gallery in New York City. Her artistic talent and creative paintings were already on […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 19, 2016

U.S. High School Completion Rate Reaches All-Time High

U.N. Launches Fund to Support Response to Cholera in Haiti

Millions More Children Will Have Access To ‘5-in-1’ Vaccine

Chinese Astronauts Begin Month-Long Stay in Space

Photo of the Day – Oct. 18, 2016