Famine killed almost 260,000 people between 2010 and 2012Listen /
• Almost 260,000 Somalis died from famine and food insecurity between 2010 and 2012, according to a report released by the Famine Early Warning System. The study, commissioned by USAID and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), says half of the people who died were children below the age of 5. It confirms that more should have been done before famine was declared on 20 July 2011.
Refugee children in Chad get a basic education
• One of the hardships that refugee children face is a lack of education to give them a foundation for their future. But, thanks to funding from the European Union, children from the DR Congo and the Central African Republic seeking refuge in Chad are getting a basic education. Some of the refugees who are able to earn money provide additional funds for their children.
World celebrates second International Jazz Day
• The Second International Jazz Day was celebrated on 30 April 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. UNESCO proclaimed the day in November 2011. According to UNESCO, the day honours jazz’s virtues as an educational tool, as a vehicle for peace, unity, dialogue, and for enhanced cooperation between peoples.
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