March 30, 2017
Millions of students across the world miss educations they should be getting, due to war, famine, weather or poverty.
ICRC caption: In the town of Kodok, South Sudan, a boy stands in a shuttered school, where classes have been closed for months after fighting intensified in the area. Photo: Jason Straziuso/ICRC
What are the odds this boy will, within a few years, take up a gun to fight in a war, instead of finishing his education?
What can we do about it?
September 6, 2013
You’d forgotten there’s another war going on in South Sudan?
Location of South Sudan in Africa (darkened area). Wikipedia image
- Gumuruk is a village of about 10,000 people, swamped with refugees from the fighting – in Pibor County, South Sudan
- UN Peacekeepers struggle to keep 100,000 people in the area free from fighting between government and non-government forces; this is one of those missions the UN does every day that neo-cons and Tea Partisans ridicule
- WFP, the United Nations World Food Programme, is the largest humanitarian agency in the world (despite what the ads on the religious television stations may say)
- IDP means “internally displaced person,” or a refugee from war, natural disaster, or economic crisis, driven from their home, but still in their nation of residence; there are millions
Best flying of a U.S. flag: A woman carries a bag of food in Gumuruk where @WFP is assisting IDPs uprooted by violence.