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Sahel Drought 2012: One Million Children At Risk Of Starvation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 6, 2012


Comment: Certain percentage of war expense could be enough to sort out this problem:

1 million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in Africa’s Sahel region, a 1000-kilometer belt between the Sahara and the Sudanian Savannas, UNICEF warns.

According to UNICEF, over 15 million people in eight African countries are directly affected by the crisis. Oxfam reports that malnutrition levels in some regions rise beyond the emergency threshold level of 15 percent. “If we are not able to mount the appropriate response, it could reach up to 1.4 million severely malnourished children, so we’re talking about a lot of lives which are at stake here,” UNICEF’s Director of Emergency Programs, Louis-Georges Arsenault, said in a statement.

“Millions of people are on the threshold of a major crisis. All signs point to a drought becoming a catastrophe if nothing is done soon. The world cannot allow this to happen. A concerted aid effort is needed to stop tens of thousands dying due to international complacency,” said Mamadou Biteye, Oxfam Regional Director for West Africa.

According to the World Food Program, the combination of drought, high food prices, displacement, and chronic poverty may lead to a full-scale nutritional crisis. In addition, many families have not yet fully recovered from past crises in 2005, 2008, and 2010.

Food shortages are common in the Sahel — the region annually fights shortages in the time between harvests and reports show that even during good harvest years parts of the population are undernourished. Yet aid agencies warn this year’s scarcity could develop into a full humanitarian crisis and it is crucial to take swift action. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Real Successes of Foreign Aid

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 23, 2011

Dear Bill Gates,
Very important point to be kept in mind: record shows that most of the money spent through charity comes back to donor countries themselves through their highly paid human resources and facility provided to them. Unless we develop system to minimize this Aid objectives will not be fulfilled. So we need proper strategies­.
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Hans Rosling Shows You 200 Years of Global Growth in 4 Minutes

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 20, 2010

BBC Four is airing a documentary series which reveals that statistics, far from being a cure for insomnia, is one of the most exciting topics on the planet. The Joy of Stats is both a playful romp through the realm of public data, and a somber look at how much we have yet to understand about our own global society. To guide their exploration of the power of numbersthe BBC grabbed the perfect presenter: Hans Rosling. A professor of international health in Sweden, Rosling has a long history of exploring the facts and figures that surround our changing world. In the short segment of the BBC series below, Rosling gives one of his most famous lectures with a new twist. Using 120,000+ bits of data and augmented reality, the exuberant professor takes us through the last 200 years of global history and its uneven growth of wealth and health. No one makes statistics sound quite as awe-inspiring as Rosling. Check out the video and see what I mean.

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Climate Change Threatens to Undermine Progress on Development

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2010


Really more responsible for the problem are not really serious to sort out the problem. They just escaping blaming and pointing others.
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Building on Success: A Roadmap for HIV Prevention

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 19, 2010

Thanks Mr. Gates for your wonderful work!

Bill Gates meets with young men who have been circumcised or will be circumcised at the Bophelo Pele Male Circumcision Clinic in Orange Farm, South Africa.

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