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2011-07-29 13:16:00

UNICEF: Saving children must be first priority NEW YORK, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an estimated 1.25 million children across southern Somalia in urgent need of life-saving care and 640,000 children acutely malnourished, UNICEF calls for all actors to make saving children's lives the top priority and to urgently support all efforts to reach children in need. "Families should not have to face a perilous journey on foot in search of basic necessities like food and water,...

2011-07-22 10:15:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi-arid regions across the Horn of Africa, nearly 720,000 children are at risk of death without urgent assistance. In total 2.23 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are estimated to be acutely malnourished. "This summer has been an unspeakable nightmare for millions of children in the Horn of Africa," said...

2011-07-20 10:30:00

UNICEF appeals for donations to provide critical relief - $10 can feed a child for 10 days NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations declared today a famine in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. More than half a million children in Somalia are acutely malnourished and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has called the situation across the Horn of Africa the "most severe humanitarian emergency in the world,"...

2011-07-12 11:29:00

U.S. Fund for UNICEF appealing for donations to provide critical relief - $10 can feed a child for 10 days NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two million young children are malnourished in drought-affected Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, half a million of whom require immediate life-saving attention to survive. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is raising funds to prevent child deaths from malnutrition and disease in these countries. UNICEF is one of the largest...

2011-04-18 09:44:00

On Mother's Day: Healthy Mom = Healthy Child NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Mother's Day just around the corner there is still time to plan a special gift. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is pleased to announce the wide selection of Mother's Day gifts available in the UNICEF Inspired Gifts collection and the UNICEF cards and gifts spring catalog. This spring, shoppers can help UNICEF continue its lifesaving work and offer children hope for a brighter future with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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