Africa

Arrests need to be made immediately of known rapists and war criminals at the highest levels.  The United Nations must stop supporting military actions, because they are doomed in Congo.  And the root economic causes of the war need to be addressed with the leaders of countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region who commit violence…

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According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one billion people worldwide now suffer from hunger.  The recent global economic crisis and high food prices have exacerbated the problem of malnutrition.  BBC News notes: The director general of the FAO said the level of hunger, one-sixth of the world’s population, posed a “serious risk…

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This week the United Nations refugee agency released its annual report, updating  the figures of displaced peoples worldwide.  The Global Trends report found that there are 42 million people uprooted, including 16 million refugees and asylum seekers and 26 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).  Continuing violence in Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and…

Read more Report Indicates 42 Million Displaced Worldwide