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16 Dec 2009 description

Children make up around one-third of the world's population. Yet a group of young journalists attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen believe their voices are still unheard. While youth delegations have been vocal on the streets and in the conference centre in Copenhagen, the voice of under 18-year-olds has been largely absent.

On the first day of the Copenhagen meeting, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer began his opening address by quoting a six-year-old boy speaking about the tragic loss of his parents after a devastating cyclone in Burma.

11 Nov 2009 description
report PlusNews

NAIROBI, 11 November 2009 (PlusNews) - Programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reported 2.3 million people on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in June 2009.

22 Jun 2009 description

Shabtai Gold, dpa

Geneva_(dpa) _ From the very beginning, the International Committee of the Red Cross set out create societies across the world that exist during peace time and can provide a pool of well-prepared volunteers ready in case of war.

"The idea of the Red Cross was born out of war," said Stephen Ryan, who works with youth and volunteers at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, the secretariat that binds together the 186 national societies and 97 million members and volunteers.

"But what about countries that are not at …

14 Apr 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has launched its annual Disaster and Famine Relief Offering (DFRO) appeal, an international fundraising drive that will culminate on May 9 when thousands of Seventh-day Adventist Church congregations are invited to contribute to ADRA's worldwide disaster and famine relief responses through the offering plate.

"While millions are subject to natural disasters, hunger, and instability, we are reminded that pain is never too far away.