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REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

PEOPLE WHO CAN'T LEAVE SYRIA NEED FOOD AND SUPPLIES

There are more than six million people in Syria who are trapped and can not leave their country even if they wanted to do so. Many are children! Starvation and malnutrition are wide spread, and blankets and medicine are needed as well.

UNHCR--a United Nations Refugee Agency--was able to truck in food, medicine and blankets, but the need is still so apparent.

You can help by signing a petition. It's a petition from the USA for UNHCR. Doing so will help to break down barriers and it will add your voice to help these Syrians who have suffered for more than six horrific years of war.

Please take the time to sign the petition. Thank you!

Sign here (then you must click on "Open this link in a new window")

 

FAMINE DECLARED IN SOUTH SUDAN

Over one million children in South Sudan are suffering from malnutrition. Many will die if we can't reach them with urgent aid. You can help children survive this deadly situation by contacting your elected officials in Washington and urging them to give more money to Sudan relief funds.

We're told that 1.4 million toddlers and children are facing imminent death. Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are also at risk. The United States must do more to help in this dire situation. Our elected officials can help!

Man-made conflict and civil war are great contributors to this travesty. Please get involved by contacting your elected officials.

Thanks for your actions!

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500,000--Approximate number of children under 5 who die of diarrhea each year worldwide, according to a new Global Burden of Disease study. The number of such deaths dropped by a third between 2005 and 2015.

--The number of children aged 5 to 17 who were engaged in child labor globally fell by nearly 78 million--to 168 million--between 2000 and 2012, according to a study by the International Labor Organization. The number of those doing hazardous work, including tasks involving toxic substances or dangerous machinery, fell by about half over the same period. The trend reflects improving living standards in most developing countries. (Slate.com)