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3 Effects of Inadequate Road Infrastructure in Uganda

Uganda is a country in East Africa made up of around 43 million people. There are three transport systems in Uganda: airways, railways and roadways. Most roads in Uganda are in a poor condition. As a result, this inadequate road infrastructure leads to dangerous conditions and poses a safety threat to its users. Here are […]

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Period Poverty and Stigmas: Menstrual Cups in Developing Countries

Menstruation is a natural and necessary biological function. However, it is a roadblock for millions of women and girls worldwide. About 12.8% of women and girls globally live in poverty, and 1.25 billion women and girls don’t have access to a safe and private toilet. Additionally, many people in developing countries see menstruation as unclean […]

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BTS’ #ENDviolence Campaign and the Link between Poverty and Violence

There is a powerful positive correlation between poverty and violence. Working to address this problem is BTS, a popular K-pop boy band. By partnering with UNICEF, BTS has supported the #ENDviolence campaign, which focuses on ending violence against children and teens worldwide. The Correlation Between Poverty and Violence One study revealed that children who grew […]

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6 Facts About Homelessness in Estonia

In the mid-90s and early 2000s, Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, oversaw a housing reform. This reform sought to improve the living conditions for Estonians and reduce the number of people who were experiencing homelessness in Estonia. Here’s the situation today: 6 Facts About Homelessness in Estonia A small percentage of Estonians are homeless […]

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Alleviating the Refugee Crisis in Mozambique

Mozambique is facing a refugee crisis. Around 600 people have been killed and over 115,000 people are displaced due to violence in Cabo Delgado. Most internally displaced people fled to Pemba, with others opting to escape to Mocimba da Praia, Ibo Island and Macomia. The region, one of the poorest in Mozambique, is prone to […]

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The History of the UNICEF Tap Project

In 2006, Esquire magazine’s advertising executive, David Droga, created a newfound ad campaign that would spark positive social change: the UNICEF Tap Project. The goal of the UNICEF Tap Project was to inspire regular individuals to supply UNICEF water. This is a subset of the UNICEF foundation that provides water, sanitation and hygiene services to […]

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Viral Hepatitis in India

Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death in India, where more than 60 million people are infected with this deadly disease. Known as a “silent killer,” hepatitis is a viral disease that can cause inflammation in the liver. Different types of hepatitis refer to the type of virus infecting its host. In […]

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Standing With Orphans Supports Orphanages in Myanmar

Myanmar, previously known as Burma, is located in Southeast Asia, neighboring countries such as Thailand and Laos. Unfortunately, poverty in Myanmar has risen in recent years. As of 2017, roughly 25% of adults live in poverty. Additionally, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that more than 50% of children are impoverished. Due to the […]