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The State of The World’s Mothers

May 12, 2012

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by Suzi ParraschMay 11, 2012 As the mother of two teenagers, my greatest concern tonight is what to put on the dinner table, chicken or fish, pasta or pizza? A world away, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, 32 year old Alemeneshe, pictured here breastfeeding her one year old son Ayalres, has far graver things to worry […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

Land rights for women can help ease India’s child malnutrition crisis

January 20, 2012

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Despite progress on many fronts, India’s child malnutrition rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa. Growing evidence shows a way forward – giving women legal control of the land they farm An Indian child eats mid-day meals organised by the government of Andhra Pradesh at a shanty area in Hyderabad, India. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/AP The […]

EAST AFRICA ‘It’s Not a Heartless Mother Leaving a Child Behind, Just One Who Wants to Survive’

July 28, 2011

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By Miriam Gathigah A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit:Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS NAIROBI, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – On the road between the Kenyan and Somali border lie the dead bodies of children who have succumbed to the famine and the hardships […]

EAST AFRICA ‘It’s Not a Heartless Mother Leaving a Child Behind, Just One Who Wants to Survive’

July 28, 2011

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By Miriam Gathigah A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit:Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS NAIROBI, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – On the road between the Kenyan and Somali border lie the dead bodies of children who have succumbed to the famine and the hardships […]