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CARE, "Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017"

CARE, "Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017" The news media is facing daunting challenges covering domestic news. A dizzying array of disasters, wars and other crises rage across the world, making it hard to focus on all of them. Dwindling funds leave fewer journalists available to cover disasters, particularly those in war-torn countries that are extremely difficult to access. Yet telling the world about people who are facing their darkest hours is more important than ever. (Source: CARE International, " Suffering in Silence ," January 22, 2018) CARE produced this report to highlight those crises that, though large, have gotten so little attention. “Suffering In Silence” is a call for the global community to help and to advocate for people in crises who are otherwise forgotten. The following list contains the top 10 most under-reported cases of humanitarian crises throughout the world.

Oxfam, "Richest 1 percent bagged 82 percent of wealth created last year"

Oxfam, "Richest 1 percent bagged 82 percent of wealth created last year" 82 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest 1 percent of the global population, while the poorer half of the world's population saw no average increase in wealth, according to a new Oxfam report.  Titled 'Reward Work, Not Wealth,' the report illustrates a world economy in which hundreds of thousands struggle to earn a living wage, in comparison to a few who earn more than they need: ● Billionaire wealth has risen by an annual average of 13 percent since 2010  –  six times faster than the wages of ordinary workers, which have risen by a yearly average of just 2 percent. The number of billionaires rose at an unprecedented rate of one every two days between March 2016 and March 2017. ● It takes just four days   for a CEO from one of the top five global fashion brands to earn what a Bangladeshi garment worker will earn in her lifetime. ● It would cost $2.2

Japan to take on 'floating islands' project for Kiribati

Japan to take on 'floating islands' project for Kiribati  [January 24, 2018] Tokyo, Japan  --  Shimizu Corporation, an architectural, civil engineering and general contracting firm, which designs and builds a vast array of constructions worldwide, is tackling a daunting project to build floating cities in the Pacific. The 'Green Float' project was first introduced in 2008 in front of a symposium organized by the corporation, and included then-President of Kiribati Anote Tong, along with other top Oceania leaders.  Its purpose is to offer Pacific Islanders, who are directly affected by climate change and rising sea levels, a potential new home. The hypothetical man-made islands will each hold between 30 and 50 thousand people, and are expected to be 3,000 meters in diameter, with a tower between 700 and 1,000 meters in height capped with a cone-shaped top 1,000 meters in diameter. If Shimizu manages to build such a grandiose structure, it could challe

Dr. Yacoobi's speech at TEDWomen 2015 listed in Care2.com's Top 5 TED Talks list

Dr. Yacoobi's speech at TEDWomen 2015 listed in Care2.com's Top 5 TED Talks list   [January 9, 2018] https://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-ted-talks-that-will-inspire-you-to-be-a-better-human.html   Dr. Sakena Yacoobi's speech at TEDWomen 2015, titled "How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school," was featured in Care2's "5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Be a Better Human" list.  Care2.com is a social networking website that aims to connect global activists with individuals, organizations and businesses. It's main functions are to start petitions pertaining to humanitarian and social activism, and to provide a platform by which activists can connect with each other. Click the video below the watch Dr. Yacoobi's TED speech. 

EMERGENCY awarded the 'Allama Sayed Jamaluddin’ Medal of Honor

EMERGENCY awarded the 'Allama Sayed Jamaluddin’ Medal of Honor       [January 9, 2018]  Kabul, Afghanistan -- The medical relief organization EMERGENCY, founded by our 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize laureate Dr. Gino Strada, received the 'Allama Sayed Jamaluddin' Medal of Honor for its dedicated years of service for the victims of war in Afghanistan. The medal was awarded by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, who spoke in high regard of EMERGENCY's work, writing, " EMERGENCY’s hospitals and health centres have helped the Afghan population in the most difficult of times. Particularly in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah, EMERGENCY staff are appreciated for the care they offer, with honesty and great efficiency." Rossella Miccio, President of EMERGENCY, dedicated the award to two of the organization's staff members in Afghanistan, Samiullah and Hamza, who had passed away working on the front line, and to all civilian vi