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  • As measles deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo top 4,000

    10/09/2019 10:43:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Unicef ^ | 10/09/19 | Unicef
    UNICEF is vaccinating thousands more children against measles and rushing life-saving medicines to health centers across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as deaths from the world’s largest measles outbreak top 4,000. Since January, 203,179 cases of measles have been reported in all 26 provinces of the country, and 4,096 have died. Children under the age of five represent 74 per cent of infections and nearly 90 per cent of deaths. The number of measles cases in DRC this year is more than triple the number recorded for all of 2018. The measles outbreak in DRC has become far...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • UNICEF funding BDS?

    03/06/2018 3:06:00 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 5, 2018 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Canadians urge government to halt funding of UN charity, following reports claiming money was diverted to anti-Israel organizations.Canadian citizens issued a call to their government to stop funding the United Nations charity, UNICEF, after it was reported that donations intended for educational purposes were instead given to BDS organization and activists around the world. The Canadian citizens signing the petition hail from Toronto, Mississauga, Niagara, and other areas of Canada. They are supporters and members of the ‘Lev HaOlam’ Organization which works to fight the BDS movement and the boycott on products from Judea and Samaria. The petition highlights how...
  • UNICEF campaigner Peter Newell jailed for rape of boy

    02/16/2018 1:04:31 PM PST · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 February 2018 | James Fielding
    EXCLUSIVE: Top UNICEF children's rights campaigner - who led UK's anti-smacking campaign - is jailed for rape of boy, 13, in latest charity sex scandal - Peter Newell was a leading children's rights campaigner who worked for UNICEF - The 77-year-old, from London, led the UK's anti smacking campaign in a long and distinguished career - Newell also helped prepare UNICEF's Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child - But now he is facing six years and eight months in jail for the abuse of a young boy - The 'horrific' sexual assaults took place over...
  • UN aid workers raped 60,000 people as it’s claimed organisation employs 3,300 paedophiles

    02/15/2018 8:44:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    A WHISTLE blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade as aid workers indulge in sex abuse unchecked around the world. The claim is in a bombshell dossier that former senior United Nations official Andrew Macleod handed over to DFID Secretary Priti Patel last year. A whistle blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade 6 A whistle blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade In it, Professor Macleod also estimated there are 3,300 paedophiles working for the...
  • New UN LGBT expert: Religious freedom is ‘not absolute,’ can be curtailed if necessary

    02/04/2017 3:07:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2017 | Stefano Gennarini
    The new UN expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues outlined a strategy for his three-year term before dozens of supportive UN bureaucrats, delegates, and activists in a meeting last week. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the newly appointed UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, spoke of the Sustainable Development Goals and the work of UN agencies to further the goals as a “good entry point for us.” The Thai law professor and homosexual activist also described health, education, and religion as “soft entry points” and cautioned that “sexual orientation and gender identity” are not closed categories, promising...
  • Stop turning kids into UNICEF fund-raisers

    12/24/2016 10:07:14 PM PST · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 23, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    When the Elsas and Supermen trick-or-treat their way to our doorsteps next week, some will be toting an orange box with the word UNICEF on it. Since 1950, four years after the organization was founded, children have been collecting these donations for the United Nations Children’s Fund in a box given to them by their local public school.
  • UN report: Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying

    06/27/2016 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2016 8:32 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The U.N. children’s agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don’t accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged. UNICEF said in its annual report that based on recent trends and projected population growth, 167 million children will also live in extreme poverty, 60 million won’t be attending primary school, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030 unless inequality is tackled now. …
  • UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children [Prov 8]

    05/25/2016 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    OTTAWA, May 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or "mature minors" — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada's policy director Marvin Bernstein. UNICEF, or United Nations Children's Fund (originally, Emergency Fund) is a UN organization that is, according to its website, "on a mission to reach every child and ensure their well-being, no matter...
  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts (Aug 28)

    08/31/2015 6:39:16 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    The White House ^ | August 28 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: James O’Brien – Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Department of State Charles “Chip” Lyons – United States Representative, Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Aaron Williams – United States Alternate Representative, Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Esther Brimmer – Member, National Security Education Board Michael Guest – Member, National Security Education Board President Obama said, “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look...
  • Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission (OK, al-Reuters)

    07/01/2015 3:21:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:11 | Diane Hodges
    (From Video Transcript:) The World Health Organization says Cuba has reached one of the greatest public health milestones possible. It has ended the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. At a news conference in Havana, WHO representative Jose Luis di Fabio praised Cuba’s health system. […] UNICEF Representative Anna Lucia d’Emilio says Cuba’s achievement shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible. …
  • HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies

    09/21/2014 5:07:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | September 19, 2014
    As proof of their bravery, rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are suspected of sabotaging a batch of measles vaccinations, leading to the deaths of up to 50 young children. If true, it's a new low in an especially discouraging chapter of modern history.LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Dozens of infants in the rebel-held cities of Jarjanaz and Sinjar in Idlib province fell ill and died after being given the drugs. The causes of death has not yet been established. Officials reportedly suspect the vaccines may have been tampered with while left unguarded in a storage facility in...
  • UNICEF: Israel killed 500 children in Gaza

    08/24/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 8/23/14 | staff
    UNICEF has said that the Israeli occupation killed around 500 Palestinian children during the war on the Gaza Strip and wounded around 3,000 others. Chief of UNICEF's Gaza Field Office Pernille Ironside said that 469 children were killed. The number is expected to rise. She described the effects and damage of the Israeli war on the Palestinian children as "bad," noting that nine children were killed in the last 48 hours. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a higher number. They said that 560 children were killed and 11,000 wounded. Meanwhile, three children were killed on Thursday in Al-Nafaq Street...
  • UNICEF launches ‘Mr. Poo’ mascot in India to curb public defecation

    04/16/2014 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    UNICEF’s new campaign, “Poo2Loo,” targets India’s public defecation problem with a series of music videos, pranks and advertisements featuring a giant feces mascot. According to the campaign, 620 million Indians are defecating in public every day. “That’s half the population dumping over 65 million kilos of poo out there every day. If this poo continues to be let loose on us, there will be no escaping the stench of life threatening infections, diseases and epidemics,” the Poo2Loo website says, while asking visitors to sign a pledge to ending public defecation. YouTube videos for the campaign feature giant, walking, talking, dancing,...
  • Muslims Debate Centuries-Old Tradition of Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

    03/01/2014 10:12:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    UNICEF activists are campaigning to educate Somaliland communities about the harms of female genital mutilation. But the stigma of being ‘uncut’ is still so strong that many leaders say they will not stop practicing FGM.The 30 Somali teenagers - both boys and girls - all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut - just not sewn shut. "It's our tradition and if the girls are not subjected to suna(cutting) she will not be accepted for marriage," said Asthma...
  • Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign

    02/17/2014 12:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:29 AM EST | Kathy Gannon
    Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother. Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight. Today, her mother cries a lot and wonders what will become of her daughter in Pakistan’s male-dominated society, where a woman’s value is often measured by the quality of her husband. […] Fresh cases of polio—traced through genetic sequencing to the Pakistani strain of the disease—are showing up in countries that were previously polio-free,...
  • Girl, 9, Sells Lemonade to End Slavery, Customers "Pay What You Want"

    08/02/2013 1:03:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 2, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez
    Vivienne Harr has already been garnering headlines for selling lemonade for 365 consecutive days – including on Day 173 at New York City’s Times Square – and raising exactly $101,320 that she donated to a nonprofit dedicated to ending child slavery. But now, the 9-year-old girl from Marin County’s Fairfax, a 40-minute drive from San Francisco, is stepping up her game, again, if that’s even possible. Last month, she began rolling out her mother’s recipe for organic, Fair Trade, “tunnel pasteurized” lemonade, bottled in Michigan and shipped to 70 mostly locally owned, organic shops in California and Oregon. On Friday,...
  • Not Everyone in the Middle East Hates Israel (my title)

    12/19/2001 7:29:22 AM PST · by mmmmmmmm....... donuts · 4 replies · 550+ views
    Jerusalem Report ^ | December 31, 2001 | Michael Rubin
    In the safe haven of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Jews and Israel are remembered fondly,if increasingly vaguely. "THEY CALL That lack of restraint?" the former Iraqi army officer exclaimed, while watching the BBC’s coverage of the Al-Aqsa Intifada on satellite TV last winter. "If this demonstration were held in Baghdad, there’d be 10,000 bodies in the street," said the Arab from Baghdad who now teaches in Iraqi Kurdistan. Almost 4 million people live in the safe haven of northern Iraq. A de facto autonomous region, it has been administered by the Kurds since 1991 when Saddam Hussein withdrew his administration in ...
  • TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF, OR THE VIET CONG?

    10/27/2001 11:15:12 PM PDT · by MattGarrett · 14 replies · 266+ views
    I heard someone on a radio show the other day mention that back during the Vietnam War that the UN was busted funneling UNICEF funds to buy arms and ammunition for the Viet Cong. Anyone know of a source for such a story or is this merely a black helicopter induced flight of fancy?
  • United Nations Attacks Santa Claus

    12/21/2011 6:06:19 PM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://moonbattery.com ^ | 12/21/2011 | n/a
    Who could possibly be such Grinches as to put out an attack ad maligning Santa Claus? The answer: our wannabe global rulers at the odious United Nations, who denounce Jolly Old Saint Nick as a One Percenter who doesn’t “do poor countries.”