At least 50,000 are expected to die as indirect casualties this year, and nearly 400,000 will need treatment for acute malnutrition. Meanwhile, aid groups are being actively interfered with.
Rather than using his position to clinch a $100 billion arms deal, the president should press for negotiations to end the 2-year-old conflict.
Without an urgent effort to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people may face starvation.
At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.
A new study by UNICEF places the United States at 18 out of 41 among the world’s wealthiest countries in terms of the well-being of their impoverished children.
A flood of US defense dollars long has supported Saudi Arabia, a hideous human rights abuser Ending the U-Saudi alliance could bring an enormous peace dividend to Americans.
Children make up a third of the combatants in Yemen's conflict with Saudi Arabia, says a U.N. official.
Injustice doesn’t have the same meaning for the average reader of this site as it does for a child who has grown up in precarious conditions, subjected to racism, a lack of emotional education and cultural training. Injustice doesn’t have the same meaning for the average reader of this site as it does for a child who has been forced to work.
UNICEF reports that child poverty has increased in over 20 countries since the global recession, while a new Oxfam study shows that billionaires have increased their combined wealth by over 120 percent. How can we continue to ignore this appalling inequality?