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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released its 2015 Hunger Report: “About 795 million people are undernourished globally, down 167 million over the last decade, and 216 million less than in 1990–92.” http://www.fao.org/hunger/en/

“Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive.” A very interesting talk by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming: http://bit.ly/1rTOT5M

In its 2015 World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders highlights the worldwide deterioration in freedom of information in 2014: “Beset by wars, the growing threat from non-state operatives, violence during demonstrations and the economic crisis, media freedom is in retreat on all five continents.” http://index.rsf.org/#!/

 

“With close to four million refugees, the scale of the crisis is overwhelming. This report tells the stories of the real people behind the numbers, in their own words.” Amnesty International UK released a staggering report on Syrian refugees. http://bit.ly/1DdhnS6

Pakistani lawyer and women’s right activist Dr. Asma Jahangir receives the Right Livelihood Award 2014, together with Basil Fernando (Asian Human Rights Commision, China) and Bill McKibben (350.org, USA).
http://www.rightlivelihood.org

“Girls are not property. They have the right to determine their destiny.“ Today, the world’s first Girl Summit is taking place in the UK. http://bit.ly/1qMLkDK

“The world has made extraordinary progress in helping children survive their first, most vulnerable years.” http://childlivesmap.com/

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