Skip to comments.Chelsea Clinton in Nigeria for child health initiative
Posted on 05/08/2014 4:11:24 PM PDT by jimbo123
Chelsea Clinton was in Nigeria on Tuesday to help launch an initiative linked to her fathers foundation aimed at reducing deaths of children and mothers due to diarrhea and other preventable diseases.
The daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and current US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped launch the programme in the capital Abuja along with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and others.
Chelsea Clinton is a board member of the Clinton Health Access Initiative.
An estimated one million mothers and children die each year in Nigeria from preventable diseases, including 100,000 deaths due to diarrhea, a statement from the Clinton Foundation said.
A range of companies and organisations have signed on to the effort that will mainly focus on increasing access to zinc and oral rehydration solutions (ORS), which the foundation said was the most effective diarrhea treatment.
Increasing the percent of children with diarrhea who receive ORS and zinc to 80 percent by 2015 could help prevent 220,000 Nigerian children from dying, it said.
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March 30, 2012
The Honorable Hillary Clinton
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
Dear Secretary Clinton:
We are writing to urge you to immediately designate the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), in accordance with Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, and designate Boko Haram as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224. We are deeply concerned that Boko Harams tactics, targeting, and fundraising operations appear to be increasingly international in scope, including within the U.S. Homeland. In the ten years since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government has made great strides against al Qaeda, highlighted by the killing of Osama bin Laden. We must ensure that the Federal government does not become complacent and allow bureaucratic stovepipes to prevent us from addressing a critical terrorist threat.
On November 30, 2011, the Committee on Homeland Security released a bipartisan report entitled, Boko Haram: Emerging Threat to the U.S. Homeland. The report determined that Boko Haram has the intent and may be developing the capability to coordinate on an operational level with al Qaeda affiliates, including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and al-Shabaab. The Committee also released a report in July 2011 that exposed the increasingly evolving threat that al Shabaab poses to the U.S. Homeland. As you know, Boko Harams evolution in targeting and tactics closely emulate that of other al Qaeda affiliates that have targeted the U.S. Homeland, mostly notably al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Christmas Day 2009 and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Times Square in May 2010.
In the last six months, Boko Haram has intensified its campaign of terrorism, including detonating a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) at a Catholic church during Christmas Day mass. The group also conducted a series of attacks in January 2012 throughout Nigeria that killed dozens. These attacks follow the August 26, 2011 bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Abuja that killed 23 and injured 100. According to Human Rights Watch, Boko Haram has killed more than 900 people in the last two years.
The brazenness and sophistication of these attacks are hallmarks of al Qaeda tradecraft. Boko Harams rapid progression from a machete wielding mob to a full blown al Qaeda affiliate targeting the United Nations and Western interests is deeply concerning to multiple members of the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Defenses Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
As you know, designating Boko Haram an FTO will ensure that the Department of Justice has the necessary legal authorities to prosecute individuals associated with Boko Haram for any terrorism related crimes within the U.S. Homeland. It will also allow the Department of Treasury the authority to designate individuals within Boko Haram for illicit fundraising. Currently, neither the Departments of Justice nor Treasury can take such actions without FTO designation creating unnecessary risk. In addition, FTO designation will also ensure that all other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community have every military, intelligence, diplomatic, and economic tool at their disposal to disrupt and deter Boko Harams operations, planning, and fundraising both internationally and domestically.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202.226.8417
PETER T. KING
Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
May she will be kidnapped by the Boko Haram.
Temporarily off the 3rd world circuit gestating William Jefferson Webster “lil bubba” Clinton-Mezvinsky for the 2016 campaign.
This isn’t a children’s health initiative, it’s an Arkansas slush fund.
The Clinton Foundation takes corruption to international levels now. No more small ball.
How do you whip billions in global cash access, against a probable candidacy like hers?
She really doesn’t need all that much money if she wins the nomination.
The Democrat “blue wall” (evs that have gone Democrat for 6 consecutive POTUS elections or longer) is 251.
Dems put all their money into Florida and Ohio. All they have to win is one of them.
Cool, maybe she can pick out a spot for the Obama Presidential Library and Jook Joint while she’s there.
If B. H. wants to make a big splash, they should kidnap C. C.
They are only kidnapping girls which they can turn around and sell. Which means there would have be somebody willing to pay for the girl. Which means that in this case....not likely.
Why is she never referred to as Chelsea Mezvinsky?
Why doesn’t she work for a living?
Who is paying her bills?
Why is she going to 3rd world countries while pregnant?
OTOH, At least one African chose to mate with Barky Hussein’s rather homely white mother - he even made her one of his wives.
Chelsea should do her mom a favor on be the next to put her abortion on Youtube. That’ll get out Hillary’s base!
What ever happened to America’s disdain for “royalty”. First we had to suffer the Kennedys, now it seems the Bush and Clinton families are the only choices for “leaders”.