A new UN report estimates that around 870 million people have suffered from chronic malnutrition between 2010 and 2012. The number is one-eighth of the world's population, 300 million of whom are children.
The Brookings Institution economist Isabel Sawhill wrote this year that if individuals do just three things – finish high school, work full-time and marry before they have children - their chances of being poor drop from 15 percent to two percent.
Traditional family life in Canada is declining, according to data recently published from the 2011 census. Census data show that married couples declined as a proportion of all census families between 2006 and 2011. Nevertheless, they still formed the predominant family structure in Canada, accounting for two-thirds of all families, Statistics Canada reported Sept. 19.
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Assailants killed at least 25 people at a college in northeastern Nigeria early Tuesday, the Nigerian police said. But while the Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed hundreds of people in the region over the last year, suspicion this time appeared to be focusing on a campus election Saturday that was bitterly contested along religious and ethnic lines.
The economic problems caused by single parenthood were the topic of a report published last week by Heritage Foundation, a think tank based in Washington D.C.
Over the past six years, Charity Water have been able to bring clean, safe drinking water to over 2 million people around the world. And now on their 6th birthday, they are bringing water to the people of Rwanda. Watch this video for more!
Currently 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation and around 4,000 children die every day from water borne diseases. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is working to find a solution. It's also collaborating with other Vatican departments such as Cor Unum and Caritas Internationalis.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visited the area in the southwest of China, rocked yesterday by a series of earthquakes, which has claimed at least 80 victims. He met with the families of the victims and gave a speech at a reception center for evacuees, while rescuers are still trying to access the most remote and isolated areas affected by violent shocks, which are concentrated in the border between the provinces Yunnan and Guizhou. Visit this article to read the latest.
Benedict XVI has always expressed his concern on caring for the environment. In 2009, he even had solar panels installed at the Vatican to help with some its energy needs. Now, the pope is taking another step forward in “going green”. The French car company Renault gave one of their new electric cars as a gift to Benedict XVI at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans prayed for victims of Hurricane Isaac as the archdiocese’s Catholic Charities affiliate assesses damage and helps those affected.
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