Warfare is disruptive.
A very well done video from UNICEF lets us hear directly from the people most affected by conflict in the Sahel
If children do not receive proper nutrion in the first few years of life they can suffer from cognitive and physical impairments that can last their entire lives.
An "AIDS Free Generation" is not some pie-in-the-sky dream. Rather it is an achievable goal -- and it is not actually terribly complex to achieve.
Groups like UNICEF and the World Food Program a stand at the ready to provide life saving assistance to Syrians caught in conflict, but they do not have enough money to fully fund their humanitarian response.
Ambassador Christopher Hill stopped by the HuffPo Live studios this afternoon to talk about diplomacy towards North Korea and Syria. The good folks at HuffPo had me on as well to weigh in.
Niger is one of the poorest countries on the planet, yet 50,000 Malians have fled there to escape fighting at home. Niger does not have the capacity to feed, shelter, and provide basic humanitarian relief to these refugees. The international community needs to step up, but so far funding for humanitarian relief is falling short.
UNICEF is supporting efforts to find child labourers a way out of the diamond mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is a disturbing video, but important.
Here is a fascinating -- and wonky -- video from UNICEF. It relates something I didn't know: the largest number of new HIV infections is happening through spousal transmission.