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Ebola and Life-Threatening Diseases: Should You Take Untested Medicines?

Ebola and fear of Ebola are spreading. Although the disease was discovered in Zaire in 1976, only small outbreaks have occurred and then subsided until this current crisis. It is now estimated by the CDC that up to 1.4 million people will have contracted Ebola by January 2015! But many more …

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Help us be there for more children<p>"I had nowhere to go and I didn't know what to do. I came to a phone box and decided to call Childline. It was …

Tyler Raines Murder: Father And Step-Mother Charged In Abuse Death Of 11-Year-Old Boy

A Mississippi couple has been charged with capital murder in the death of an 11-year-old boy.<p>Tyler Raines was found dead at home in Horn Lake, Miss., last week. Police investigators told WREG that the boy was emaciated and showed signs of abuse. He was covered in bruises from head to toe and …

Dylan Farrow's Child Abuse Accusations: What We've Learned About When, and How Children Should Confront Abuse

Dylan Farrow’s open letter responding to her adoptive father Woody Allen’s lifetime achievement Golden Globe reignited the child abuse questions that …

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Prevent child abuse and neglect

There are about 190 million children aged under 18 in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region. 18 million have experienced sexual abuse, …

Breaking the cycle of abuse

High-profile cases have put child abuse at the forefront of public debate. Experts believe higher prevention rates depend on support for targeted initiatives replacing moral outrage<p>Child abuse – which has dominated the headlines over the past year as a result of the Savile inquiry and other …

Too many LGBT kids are still homeless. And we still throw money at marriage?

The pre-eminence of weddings in the gay rights movement ignores the basics that so many of us can’t even afford<p>Over the past decade, the LGBT rights movement in America has overwhelmingly focused on the fight for marriage, making it seem as if marriage is the key to making us all truly equal in …

ChildLine launches campaign to expand child abuse prevention

Charity launches Now I Know, a £20m appeal and campaign to promote and fund programme in primary schools<p>"It's about making things that might be difficult to talk about not unspoken," says Lynn Brimmell, a ChildLine volunteer who has helped to deliver the pilot stage of the charity's new Schools …

Youth Homelessness Is An Invisible Issue, But It Doesn't Have To Be

The Homestretch (trailer) from spargel productions on Vimeo.<p><b>"Is this the life I'm going to live for the rest of my life?"</b><p>Those are the words spoken by one of the three young people at the center of "The Homestretch," a documentary that offers an unprecedented look into the day-to-day lives of three …

NYC Mayor De Blasio Has Sent 1,412 Homeless Packing

<b>By Michael Gartland, NY Post</b><p>Mayor de Blasio has sent 1,412 homeless people packing since taking office in January — keeping pace with Mayor Bloomberg’s bum-banishment program despite lambasting his Republican predecessor’s homeless policies.<p>Liberal advocates for homeless New Yorkers slammed de …

Homeless in America: Your Say Interactive

In January 2013, on a single night there were 610,042 homeless people in America, according to a Housing and Urban Development 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report. And the lack of treatment for the 20% of homeless who suffer from mental illnesscosts the government millions of dollars every year, …

The Spread Of Ebola In West Africa Is Deeply Troubling For The Region And The World

The main road to Freetown, the capital, is travelled by just a few motorbikes and cars carrying supplies. In Kenema, a usually heaving taxi rank is all but deserted; its cabs have nowhere to go.<p>Ebola has hit this region hard, and not just because of the deaths it has caused. The federal …

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Inside South Sudan: Q&A with UNICEF’s Kent Page

<b>Can you describe your mission in South Sudan?</b><p><b>KENT PAGE:</b> I was on an emergency communication mission for six weeks—in Juba, the capital and other …

South Sudan on the brink of famine

LEER South Sudan - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's …

Warnings mount of East Africa famine – is anyone listening?

Millions in South Sudan and Somalia are at risk, according to sophisticated tracking models and data collected this year on crops, livestock, …

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Experts are predicting a famine in South Sudan. Why can’t we stop it?

The warning signs were everywhere.<p>At the beginning of this year, NGOs began to caution that South Sudan faced a famine. Fears became more substantial in May, when local farmers were forced to flee their homes due to fighting between Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups at a time when they would usually …

How You Can Use Social Media To Fight Hunger

This past month, I had the opportunity to meet Andrea at her home in suburban Detroit. Andrea has been married eight years to her husband, Matt, and together they have a bright, energetic 7-year-old son named Connor. Upon meeting their family, you would never know they struggle to get enough to eat.<p>…

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To South Sudan’s woes, add famine — 50,000 kids at risk of death

MALAKAL, South Sudan — Nyarony Choing is as old as South Sudan. And like the world’s newest nation, she has been to hell and back before her fourth birthday.<p>When civil war broke out eight months ago in Juba, the capital, Nyarony’s mother fled with her three children, winding up in a refugee camp …

UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 …

When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Chris Hillbruner has a little-known job with an extraordinary responsibility: to determine how close a given country has come to famine.<p>In his six years at the U.S. government's Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, he's only officially declared famine once before, in Somalia in …