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  • 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.”
  • UNICEF's callous opposition to international adoption

    09/21/2011 6:26:34 AM PDT · by eccentric · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Andrea Poe
    MADRID, September 22, 2011 – An American is thwarted by UNICEF as she attempts to bring her developmentally challenged daughter home. UNICEF’s response to a desperate grandmother, looking for help in bringing her grandchild Krystina home, confirms what many have long believed -- that UNICEF does not support inter-country adoption.
  • UNICEF Wants Your Children

    08/10/2011 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | October 31, 1994 | William F. Jasper
    In a tumultuous world riven by wars, revolutions, famine, pestilence, and natural disasters, millions of people take comfort and hope in the knowledge that UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is on the scene, rendering assistance to the planet's unfortunates. When the television news cameras bring horrendous scenes of multitudes of starving waifs in Ethiopia and Somalia, and images of hordes of pathetic refugee children suffering from disease and exposure, the heart is overwhelmed. For decades, Americans have opened wide their wallets to help UNICEF provide medicines and immunizations, food, shelter, and development assistance to les miserables of the earth....
  • Princess Beatrice's wedding hat to be auctioned

    05/12/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 05/12/2011 | CAROLINE MORROW
    LONDON – The eye-popping hat worn by Princess Beatrice at Britain's royal wedding is to be auctioned to raise money for charity, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The famous creation — which some said looked like antlers_ will be sold on eBay with the proceeds to go to the charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis. The hat was the handiwork of Britain's leading milliner, Philip Treacy, who designed many of the ladies' hats worn at the April 29 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
  • North Dakota Catholics Told Not to Donate to Groups

    03/17/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Bishops advise against charitable gifts to groups they say support abortion, stem cell research or contraception The two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer workThe two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer work. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese released a joint document “Guidelines on...
  • North Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups

    03/12/2011 7:40:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 03.11.11
    Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North Dakota’s bishops said, citing Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research. Bishops Paul A. Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo in a March 10 statement called upon pastors, clergy and the lay faithful to be prudent and just in making their charitable decisions, particularly on issues related to human life and marriage.  “All human life is sacred and must be protected,” the bishops said. “This is why we should...
  • U.K. Pulls Plug on United Nations Spending in Opposition of U.S."

    03/04/2011 11:00:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 03, 2011 | George Russell
    Critics of U.S. spending on the United Nations got a huge boost—and supporters of that spending, especially the Obama Administration, took a body blow—from an unlikely source this week: the British government, long one of the U.N.’s staunchest supporters. In a sweeping and hard-nosed reorganization of priorities for its $10.6 billion multilateral foreign aid program, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled the financial plug entirely on four U.N. agencies at the end of next year, put three others judged merely “adequate” on notice that they could face the same fate unless they improve their...
  • Today is United Nations Day: Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN

    10/24/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN10. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationMay 28, 2009:I’d think that seriously advocating book burning at any time would disqualify you, since presumably there are equally qualified candidates for the UN’s cultural heritage agency who’ve never advocated destroying cultural heritage. But Israeli society is toxic anyway – especially compared to the glory that is the contemporary Egyptian public sphere – so no loss:Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, a candidate for the top job at the United Nations culture agency UNESCO, apologised on Wednesday for calling for Israeli books to be burnt… Hosni...
  • Arsenic Poisoning Crisis in Bangladesh

    06/23/2010 9:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    It's believed up to 77 million people have been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic from contaminated drinking water in Bangladesh. The Lancet medical journal reports the high arsenic exposure is the tragic result of a community development project in the 1970's that went terribly wrong. The UN's World Health Organisation is describing Bangladesh's arsenic crisis as "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history." Presenter: Matt Abud Speakers: Dr Dipankar Chakraborti, head of School of Environmental Studies, Calcutta's Jadaypur University; Arif Ahamed, project team leader, World Bank . ABUD: Over twenty percent of all deaths in the study...
  • 'Radically different' story emerges about Baptists detained in Haiti: UNICEF a culprit in arrests

    05/19/2010 5:36:40 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 12 replies · 966+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Michael Foust | Michael Foust
    Paul Thompson reads the media accounts describing the journey of him and nine other jailed Baptist volunteers in Haiti who are all now free, and scratches his head. He was there. What he reads is not what he experienced. Thompson, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, was one of those 10 Baptist volunteers who went to Haiti in late January with the goal of taking orphans out of the earthquake-ravaged country and into an orphanage being started in the Dominican Republican. That trip took a disastrous turn Jan. 30 when the 10 were shocked to learn they...
  • How the Convention on the Rights of the Child Will Destroy Family Sanctity

    05/03/2010 3:49:23 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 45 replies · 907+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 2, 2010 | Adam Raezler
    The Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international treaty commonly referred to as CRC, is one of the greatest threats to parental rights our country has ever witnessed. Fasten your seatbelts for the fight for ratification. The CRC’s devastating impact on American children and their families can be seen easily in the text of the treaty and its application in both foreign states and in recent U.S. court decisions. Do not be misled by the arguments of American legislators, legal scholars and transnationalists who say U.S. ratification of the CRC would prove our commitment to the protection of...
  • UNICEF Paying For Anti-Semitic Hate Ad

    03/23/2010 11:56:00 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 177+ views
    The Lid/PMW ^ | 3/23/10 | The Lid
    It happens every October, millions of children across America on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Our houses are swarmed by lots of little ghosts, goblins, Batmen and and Peter Pans. Many of the visitors will be raising money for an organization that funds terrorist and anti-Semitic activities. The organization, The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is best known by the little orange boxes they give the children for use in collecting pennies What most people don't realize is, some UNICEF money funds projects like Palestinian Summer Camps that train kids to be Homicide Bombers,...
  • Human Trafficking, Food Riots, Lack of Medicine Plague Haiti

    01/29/2010 12:11:41 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 17 replies · 463+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/29/2010 | John G. Winder
    Mass graves. Tent cities.More than 90% of the nation’s structures damaged or destroyed. No food.Amputees and orphans left to fend for themselves. Nearly all of the businesses gone. No employment. Yet it still gets worse for the people of Haiti. Haiti’s Prime Ministery, Jean-Max Bellerive told CNN that he is receiving reports of children being stolen and trafficked as slaves, sex slaves and for the purpose of having their organs harvested to be sold.
  • The French apparently stealing orphaned Haitian infants from hospitals right under UNICEF’s nose

    01/25/2010 6:08:07 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies · 882+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | January 25, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The terrible earthquake that destroyed Haiti has also unmasked the “international aid community” especially the United Nations, as the frauds they actually are. Last month the media largely ignored a Pan American Development Foundation report that “at least 225,000 children in Haiti have been sold into slavery as unpaid household servants.” This sobering announcement came as no surprise to the phonies in the United Nations. They know what the conditions are in Haiti, but “after all it’s just Haiti – and we can always blame the United States” seems to be the way these people think. Now it’s worse The...
  • Haiti earthquake: charities warn against rush to speed adoptions

    01/22/2010 9:29:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Telegraph.uk.co ^ | 22 Jan 2010 | Bruno Waterfield and Nick Allen
    Countries including France and Spain have streamlined the process in the hope of getting young people to safety as soon as possible. But Unicef and other welfare groups, led by British charities, have warned orphans risked being separated from their families and the well-meaning moves by Westerners could be considered "abuse".
  • Indian Government: Sex Education “Has Absolutely No Place” in Our Schools - promotes Promiscuity

    06/12/2009 11:26:09 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies · 1,192+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Friday June 12, 2009 | By Hilary White
    Friday June 12, 2009 Indian Government: Sex Education “Has Absolutely No Place” in Our Schools - It “Promotes Promiscuity” By Hilary WhiteNEW DELHI, June 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Indian government has rejected western-style sex education programs, saying they do nothing to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy but only exacerbate the problem by promoting sexual promiscuity. A government report on the matter was issued in response to a citizen-launched petition against a decision by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to start sex-education in schools. The program had been touted as a means of preventing the...
  • UNICEF and WHO Want a “Strategic Alliance” with Catholics

    04/18/2009 9:33:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 530+ views
    catholic exchange ^ | 04.18.09 | Carlos Polo
    When I received information about the upcoming “Pastoral Meeting about Children and Adolescents at Risk,” organized by the Latin American Bishop’s Conferences (CELAM), I decided to attend as a representative of the Commission of Life, Family and Childhood of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference. What made up my mind was the appearance on the program of speakers from UNICEF and the Pan-American Organization for Health (OPS), which is a member organization of the World Health Organization (WHO). I was very curious as to what UNICEF and OPS would say to Church representatives from throughout Latin America who had gathered for...
  • Unicef, Amnesty Promote Homosexuality

    04/16/2009 5:10:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 388+ views
    The New Vision ^ | Wednesday, 15th April, 2009 | Milton Olupot and Cyprian Musoke
    The UN children’s agency, Unicef, and human rights watchdog Amnesty International are among the organisations promoting homosexuality in Uganda, the Government said yesterday. Ethics and integrity minister Dr. James Nsaba Buturo, in a hard-hitting statement to Parliament, also implicated Human Rights Watch, Frontline Human Rights Defenders and East Horn of Africa Human Rights in the “racket”. The organisations, Buturo said, were working with local groups which depend on them for funding, to spread homosexuality in the local population. “Those behind this abnormal, unhealthy, unnatural as well as illegal lifestyle have argued that legalising homosexuality would be a human right and...
  • UNICEF: Children bearing brunt of Gaza war

    01/15/2009 1:01:08 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 480+ views
    cnn.com ^ | January 15, 2009 | Robyn Curnow
    (CNN) -- Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Gaza as the Israeli offensive to flush out Hamas fighters leaves youngsters battling indelible trauma while threatening the lives of newborns and their mothers, a senior aid official says. Ann Veneman, executive director of the United Nations' children body UNICEF, says too little is being done to protect Gaza's children, who account for half the territory's population, from the horrors of the latest conflict. More than 320 children have been killed and 1,500 injured in Gaza since the current conflict began more than three weeks ago, she says, a...
  • More Cooperation Planned between the United Nations and World Religions

    12/18/2008 11:10:12 PM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 5 replies · 347+ views
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | December 18, 2008 | Jonathan Gallagher
    ew York, NY, USA… [December 16, 2008] Representatives from the United Nations and religious leaders met together with non-government organizations in New York Tuesday to promote greater cooperation between the UN and religious groups worldwide. The intent in the words of the organizers is “to explore new ways and means to advance cooperation between the world’s religious communities and the United Nations.” In his welcome, Dr Sunggon Kim, a Korean MP and permanent director of the International Peace Corps of Religions, said that “religion is all about peace within, politics is about peace on the outside. To create wholesome peace...
  • UNICEF Propaganda in childrens' books

    11/30/2008 8:22:26 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies · 383+ views
    November 30, 2008 | me
    My wife borrowed from the local public library the book "A Life Like Mine", published in conjunction with UNICEF. The book mixes information about the lives of children in various countries with propaganda for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Amazon reviews http://www.amazon.com/Life-Like-Mine-DK-Publishing/dp/0789488590 say "From Publishers Weekly Presented in conjunction with UNICEF, DK's A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World profiles 18 children and explores what life is like for them and other young people, spanning 180 countries. Organized into four sections-Survival, Development, Protection and Participation-the handsomely designed volume, with a bounty...
  • Toddlers to be taught about human rights

    06/23/2008 12:24:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 294+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21/06/2008 | Martin Beckford
    Toddlers are to be taught about human rights and respecting different cultures in a scheme condemned as an "absurd" waste of time. Nurseries across the country are adopting the project, which will see teachers explaining to children as young as three that people across the world live different lives but everyone has a right to food, water and shelter. Staff will also be expected to ensure that children are treated as independent human beings, and have the "right" to choose their toys or have a drink of water whenever they want. It is an extension of a Unicef scheme already...
  • UNICEF cuts ties with Lev Leviev [Russian billionaire built houses for Jews]

    06/21/2008 8:11:49 PM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 366+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 21, 2008
    A UN agency has severed ties with Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev over allegations that he helped fund construction in the West Bank, Reuters reported on Friday. According to the report, Leviev, who is the chairman of Africa Israel Investments, is in charge of at least one company in his conglomerate which the Arab rights advocacy group Adalah-NY claims built Jewish settlements on West Bank land. Adalah-NY launched a campaign against Leviev whereby they appealed to the UN children's fund UNICEF to cut its connection with the Israeli businessman, the report said. UNICEF has received direct and indirect funding from Leviev...
  • A blind eye to Mugabe's reign of terror

    06/15/2008 5:40:20 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 24 replies · 161+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/15/08 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE AGONIES being inflicted on Zimbabwe by its corrupt and brutal president are worsening. Last week, the government of Robert Mugabe ordered international aid agencies to put a halt to the operations that have been keeping hundreds of thousands of Zimbabwe's people alive. With most of the country's population out of work and in dire poverty, the food and other humanitarian assistance provided by groups like CARE and Save the Children are more desperately needed than ever. By shutting them down, Mugabe and his henchmen were knowingly condemning countless vulnerable Zimbabweans to death. Mugabe claimed, preposterously, that the humanitarian agencies...
  • Ethiopian malnutrition claims 'completely fabricated'

    06/14/2008 10:59:54 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 183+ views
    The Ethiopian Government has described as a fabrication a statement by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), that six million children need urgent help to save them from malnutrition. In a report last month, UNICEF blamed the malnutrition on poverty in areas of severe drought. The report received widespread international attention at the time and prompted calls for action. But Health Minister Tewodros Adhanom says UNICEF's estimate is exaggerated. "The total affected is 4.5 million population. How can you have six million children out of 4.5 million total affected during drought?" he said. "[This] doesn't make any sense. So...
  • UNICEF Partners With Islamic Charity Linked to Terror Groups

    06/13/2008 9:43:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 125+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 13, 2008 | Joseph Abrams
    An Islamic charity with ties to Al Qaeda and the Taliban is now collaborating with an unlikely new partner: UNICEF, the United Nations’ Children’s Fund.UNICEF has signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), a Saudi charity of massive scope that keeps branches in more than 20 countries and has over 100 offices worldwide. According to UNICEF, it will be teaming with the charity’s domestic Saudi branch to “promote children’s rights, health, equality and education,” in the oil-rich kingdom — but the organization has been doing more than just charity work. The U.S. Treasury Department...
  • UN tells Jamaica to 'control' the guns

    06/09/2008 10:07:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 130+ views
    Jamaica Observer ^ | June 08, 2008 | NA
    THE United Nations wants the Jamaican government to institute strict gun control regulations as a means of stemming the heavy inflow of guns and ammunition into the island. In a joint press release issued by UNICEF and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)for the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence, the UN urged all stakeholders to increase their efforts to tackle the arms flow, and embark on a social intervention drive in order to curb the high rate of armed violence that has taken over the island. "UNDP and UNICEF express deep concern for the effect of the spiralling...
  • Residents says Iraqi soldiers warn them to leave Sadr City

    05/08/2008 5:09:58 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/8/08 | SELCAN HACAOGLU
    Iraqi soldiers for the first time warned residents in the embattled Sadr City district to leave their houses Thursday, signaling a new push by the U.S.-backed forces against Shiite extremist who have been waging street battles for seven weeks. Iraqi soldiers, using loudspeakers, told residents in some virtually abandoned areas of southeastern Sadr City to go to nearby soccer stadiums, residents said. UNICEF says about 6,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Sadr City, most of them from the southeastern section. U.S. forces have increased air power and armored patrols in an attempt to cripple Shiite militia...
  • Poor children main victims of climate change

    04/28/2008 11:09:03 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies · 47+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 April 2008 | Jeremy Lovell
    Millions of the world's poorest children are among the principal victims of climate change caused by the rich developed world, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, calling for urgent action. The Unicef report Our Climate, Our Children, Our Responsibility measured action on targets set in the UN Millennium Development Goals, aimed at halving child poverty by 2015. It found failure on counts from health to survival, education and gender equality. "It is clear that a failure to address climate change is a failure to protect children," said Unicef United Kingdom director David Bull. "Those who have contributed least to...
  • 'Miracle baby' a victim - judge (OBAMA'S COUSIN LINKED TO WANTED CHILD TRAFFICKER)

    04/03/2008 8:31:06 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 153 replies · 1,161+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 12, 2004
    BBC NEWS Friday, 12 November, 2004 'Miracle baby' a victim – judge Kenyan police allege the Gilbert Deya Ministries is an international baby-snatching ring and have asked the British government to extradite Mr Deya. They say their investigation revolves around the disappearance of babies from Nairobi's Pumwani Maternity Hospital and involves suspects in Britain, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. In September they took 20 of Mr Deya's "miracle babies" into care in Nairobi after they were found to have no genetic link to the women claiming to be their mothers. The pastor denies involvement in child trafficking and his lawyer...
  • American Idol Under Fire for Second Program Supporting Pro-Abortion Groups

    03/10/2008 4:06:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 691+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/10/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Hollywood, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Popular television talent show American Idol is under fire again for a second anti-poverty campaign that will funnel donations to international groups that support abortion. The program has aligned itself with Save the Children and UNICEF, two groups that actively work with pro-abortion organizations. Last year, the project generated more than $75 million and, this year, American Idol will air its second Idol Gives Back program on April 9, 2008.As was the case before, several celebrities will appear on the show to urge Americans to make a donation. Unfortunately, a study released by the International Organizations...
  • UNICEF Photos of the Year 2007

    12/23/2007 7:50:47 PM PST · by billorites · 20 replies · 436+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 19, 2007
    This sobering image, showing a 40-year-old groom sitting beside his 11-year-old future bride in Afghanistan, brought Stephanie Sinclair top honors in the annual Photo of the Year contest sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Some outstanding photographs from the past year posted here. Not easy to look at, pretty political as often as not, but some breathtaking photography IMHO.Click here if you dare.
  • UNICEF underscores toll climate change takes on children

    12/22/2007 12:07:40 AM PST · by ricks_place · 26 replies · 71+ views
    UN News Centre ^ | 12/12/07 | Release
    Children are among those who are most devastated by climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today. “They pay with their health, their development and – too often – also with their lives,” Hilde Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, told reporters in New York. Every year, three million children under the age of five die from environment-linked diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease, respiratory infections and malaria, and the agency predicts that these numbers will rise with climate change, she said. Curbing climate change and UNICEF’s top priority – to protect and support the health, development and education of...
  • Under-age marriage picture wins UNICEF [photo of the year] prize

    12/19/2007 2:45:12 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 70 replies · 159+ views
    Metro.co.uk ^ | Dec 19 2007
    It shows Mohammed, 40, with his new 11-year-old wife, Ghulam. Taken by US photographer Stephanie Sinclair, it was named Unicef Photo of the Year yesterday. Some 60million girls worldwide are married while still under age, according to the children's rights agency. A picture of a boy lifting bricks on his head in Bangladesh, showing the life of one of the millions exploited as child labour, came second. It was taken by GMB Akash. And third prize went to one taken by German photographer Hartmut Schwarzbach. It shows nine-year-old Annalyn celebrating her birthday by jumping on a sofa in the rubbish...
  • How Environmentalists Intend to Rule the World

    12/09/2007 4:51:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 978+ views
    Sovereignty ^ | Fall 2007 | Ron Arnold
    Critics have long believed environmentalists were planning global domination. The problem with making a credible case against such an ambitious plan was simple: no environmental leader had published one. Yet conflicts over global warming, world trade, multinational corporations, population control, sustainable futures, and transnational government left little doubt that environmentalists in fact shared the unspoken aim of wielding supreme power over a green future. But there was no proof. For years, critics, lacking hard evidence, were reduced to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle of suspicious environmentalist actions - funding from huge charitable trusts, ties to the broader "progressive" community, and...
  • TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF ... PLEASE DON'T

    10/30/2007 8:32:47 AM PDT · by Tatze · 6 replies · 126+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 10/30/07 | Neal Boortz
    TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF ... PLEASE DON'T Yesterday we had a caller tell us that her government school was promoting a "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" program for Halloween. She asked me what I though. I told her that UNICEF was definitely NOT one of my favorite charities. Now I'm certainly not an expert on charities, though there are several that I personally support. My wife, however, has made herself somewhat of an expert through her own tax-exempt charitable foundation. Not meaning to brag, but Donna is so serious about the ethics of charitable giving that she personally shoulders...
  • Tricked by UNICEF Financing of Palestinian terrorism makes for one scary Halloween

    Americans mostly know UNICEF through the “trick or treat for UNICEF” campaigns. The “trick” is on the donors who think that UNICEF is all about helping poor children. UNICEF has been a major financier of Palestinian “summer camps” which encourage children to become suicide bombers. One such camp is named for Wafa Idris, a female suicide bomber. During the late 1990s, UNICEF served as a propaganda organ of the Saddam Hussein regime. Relying solely on Iraqi government statistics, UNICEF and the Saddam government co-authored a report asserting that over a million children in Iraq died because of U.N. sanctions. A...
  • Tricked by UNICEF - Financing of Palestinian terrorism makes for one scary Halloween.

    10/29/2007 2:25:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 185+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 26, 2007 | Dave Kopel
    October 26, 2007, 0:00 p.m. Tricked by UNICEFFinancing of Palestinian terrorism makes for one scary Halloween. By Dave Kopel Americans mostly know UNICEF through the “trick or treat for UNICEF” campaigns. The “trick” is on the donors who think that UNICEF is all about helping poor children. UNICEF has been a major financier of Palestinian “summer camps” which encourage children to become suicide bombers. One such camp is named for Wafa Idris, a female suicide bomber. During the late 1990s, UNICEF served as a propaganda organ of the Saddam Hussein regime. Relying solely on Iraqi government statistics, UNICEF and...
  • UNICEF Among Sponsors of New Campaign Promoting Abortion

    10/07/2007 6:35:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 267+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 4, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    UNICEF Among Sponsors of New Campaign Promoting Abortion US, Canadian government development agencies among participants in campaign By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, October 4, 2007 (C-FAM.org) - A new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week that includes a call for legal abortion. Among the sponsors of the initiative called "Deliver Now for Women and Children" is the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency that persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form.  Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...
  • UNICEF Sponsors Campaign Promoting Abortion, Claims to Help Women

    10/04/2007 4:23:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/4/07 | Samantha Singson
    LifeNews.com Note: Samantha Singson writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, a pro-life group that lobbies at the United Nation. This editorial originally appear in the group's Friday Fax publication. A new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week that includes a call for legal abortion. Among the sponsors of the initiative called "Deliver Now for Women and Children" is the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency that persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form. Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of...
  • The Unintended Consequences of Foreign Aid

    09/03/2007 4:13:21 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies · 372+ views
    Well-intentioned policies can have disastrous outcomes. Theodore Dalrymple explains how philanthropic Western policies have poisoned the water supplies of up to 70 million in Bangladesh... As I quickly discovered in Tanzania and elsewhere, foreign aid offers a lucrative career in good working conditions to middle class people of the developed world who want a little adventure in their lives, and who would once have been colonial officers; and it offers tempting opportunities for malversation of funds to their bureaucratic counterparts in the Third World. This symbiosis is the natural consequence of asking precisely the wrong question: not where wealth comes...
  • Conflict of Interest

    08/30/2007 5:44:59 PM PDT · by Kaput · 148+ views
    campusreportonline.net ^ | August 28, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    Conflict of Interest by: Bethany Stotts, August 28, 2007 In 2003, the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ranked the United States 18 out of 24 competing developed countries in educational effectiveness. In the face of such negative results, one would—mistakenly—expect to hear American teachers passionately call for systematic reform of our public schools. After all, education is about the students, right? Apparently not. Four years later, the National Education Association, the professional educator’s largest lobby in Congress, seemed more intent on pursuing partisan agendas en masse at the expense of student performance. The 2007 NEA Convention, held June 30...