crisisgroup:

Violence escalates near Goma in Democratic Republic of the Congo | LA Times
By Emily Alpert
Reports of escalating clashes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo raised renewed fears of outright war Monday, as rebels again neared the provincial capital of Goma.
The M23 rebels had pledged to halt their push toward Goma in order to negotiate, but government officials shot down the idea of talks, saying that they were useless because Rwanda was pulling the strings behind the scenes. New violence erupted on the outskirts of Goma only hours after rebels made their pledge, the Associated Press reported.
FULL ARTICLE (LA Times)
Photo: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection/Flickr

crisisgroup:

Violence escalates near Goma in Democratic Republic of the Congo | LA Times

By Emily Alpert

Reports of escalating clashes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo raised renewed fears of outright war Monday, as rebels again neared the provincial capital of Goma.

The M23 rebels had pledged to halt their push toward Goma in order to negotiate, but government officials shot down the idea of talks, saying that they were useless because Rwanda was pulling the strings behind the scenes. New violence erupted on the outskirts of Goma only hours after rebels made their pledge, the Associated Press reported.

FULL ARTICLE (LA Times)

Photo: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection/Flickr

unicef:

VIDEO REPORT: In Haiti, a project that brings mobile libraries to the most vulnerable neighbourhoods opens minds - and connects children to their community, and to the world.

Learn more: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_66400.html

We are hoping, we are praying, to put an end to this violence, because we’ve had enough. One day is equal to 10 years of fear and worry. For me, there is no coping mechanism. This war kills children. We are praying that this truce will be a truce, because we cannot bear it anymore.
Isdud Al Najjar, Mercy Corps Gaza Program Manager. The 36-year-old mother of three has spent the last week hunkered down in her Gaza City home. Read the full interview. (via mercycorps)

(via mercycorps)

goodneighborsusa:

Just want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! What will be on your dining table for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast? Give thanks and help feed a child in need.

goodneighborsusa:

Just want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! What will be on your dining table for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast? 

Give thanks and help feed a child in need.

Global hunger isn’t about the absence of food; it’s about the presence of entrenched injustice.
Ray Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America.  (via oxfamgb)

peacecorps:

“In my community, women are often overlooked as a resource.”

- Peace Corps Volunteer Katy Todd, who is working with a fellow Volunteer and their community in Togo to promote women’s empowerment by organizing a national women’s wellness and empowerment conference

We want to make sure that whoever wins the election knows that we want working to end the conflict in the Congo to be a high priority!

We want to make sure that whoever wins the election knows that we want working to end the conflict in the Congo to be a high priority!

united-nations:

“The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.” Inspired by these words spoken by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this month, people all over the world have started posting photos of girls with books online and you are invited to be take part!
Find out how you can get involved. 
Photo shared with us on Twitter of a young girl in Palestine.

united-nations:

“The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.” Inspired by these words spoken by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this month, people all over the world have started posting photos of girls with books online and you are invited to be take part!

Find out how you can get involved.

Photo shared with us on Twitter of a young girl in Palestine.

(via mercycorps)

The Social Justice Collaborative at Muhlenberg College is committed to using a variety of approaches to address political, social, and economic inequalities both locally and internationally.

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