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Richmond, Va. - June 12, 2009 - Monica is 15. She is from Zambia and she was forced to carry heavy loads of water and heavy bags of charcoal. Given this work, Monica had no time to play with her friends.
She was one of the 218 million child laborers in the world and one of the 100 million who are girls, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Richmond, Va. - April 16, 2009 - An African child dies every 30 seconds from this same disease; nearly a half billion people become ill because of it.
While Americans are cringing every time they pump gas, others around the world are feeling it too, although not just at the pump. Rising gas prices also cause a rapid increase in the price of staples.
On Jan. 28 the rains began. Less than 24 hours later, while they were sleeping, Emelda and her family were left homeless after a wall from their house collapsed due to the torrential downpours in Chainda, Zambia.
According to Emelda, this rainy season has been the most violent she can remember. "I heard a loud bang and then the wall fell away. I rushed to grab my youngest daughter who started getting wet as the rain came in the house," Emelda said.
By Jennifer Harter, Communications Associate
It was a gathering of the most powerful organizations in the global fight against malaria in one of the most powerful places in the world.
And Christian Children's Fund (CCF) was among those invited to the White House on Wednesday for Malaria Awareness Day.
The Vice President for Global Programs at CCF, Michelle Poulton visited the White House on the organization's behalf for a key event in President Bush's efforts to fight malaria.
Poulton attended the luncheon in the White House Rose Garden for Malaria Awareness Day in …