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Global Hunger Index – The Inequalities of Hunger

Global Hunger Index – The Inequalities of Hunger

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hunger is still ‘serious’ in India, although the country has improved; Pak lags behind India; B. Desh & Nepal have done better. What is Hunger? Hunger is usually understood to refer to the distress associated with lack of sufficient calories. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines food deprivation, or undernourishment, […]

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Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, recently received the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, at the Vatican. During the meeting, both exchanged views on a number of issues of common interest related to peace and global harmony, and cooperation in issues of peace, coexistence and the […]

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New Initiative Brings Quran to Gaza’s Hearing-Impaired

New Initiative Brings Quran to Gaza’s Hearing-Impaired

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Gaza City: Gaza Strip: In an attempt to teach the Quran to the deaf in the Gaza Strip, the Future Society for Deaf Adults (FSDA) offers religious and awareness courses aimed at interpreting the Quran using sign language. Courses are offered for deaf youth ages 12-18, targeting 500 deaf people in Gaza. The courses are held at the Dar al Quran […]

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Sikh Volunteers Bring Aid to Rohingya Muslims

Sikh Volunteers Bring Aid to Rohingya Muslims

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Khalsa Aid Providing Langar & Water to Refugees A team of volunteers from the Sikh organisation Khalsa Aid reached the Bangladesh-Myanmar border recently to provide relief to the many Rohingya Muslim families fleeing Myanmar. Amarpreet Singh, managing director, Khalsa Aid, India, who has reached Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh where the refugees are living in […]

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Gaza Radio Station Gives a Voice to Refugees

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the air since the first week of August, Hawwa radio station in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip aims to become the voice of Palestinian refugees, and women in particular. It is the product of years of preparation, efforts to find funds and volunteer work. “I first had the idea to start a radio station in […]

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Catholic Bishop in Africa Gives Refuge to 2,000 Muslims Fleeing Christian Militias

Catholic Bishop in Africa Gives Refuge to 2,000 Muslims Fleeing Christian Militias

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Juan José Aguirre Munoz, a Spanish-born Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR), has given refuge to 2,000 Muslims who are living in fear of attacks from a mainly Christian militia. Munoz’s church compound is based in the south-eastern city of Bangassou. CAR has been experiencing sectarian violence since 2013, when the largely Muslim Seleka rebels seized […]

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“Let Us Pray for our Rohingya Brethren”, Says Pope Francis

“Let Us Pray for our Rohingya Brethren”, Says Pope Francis

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has issued a stinging criticism on Myanmar’s harsh treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority community, saying they had been tortured and killed simply because they wanted to keep their culture and Muslim faith.“They have been suffering for years…simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim […]

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Lord Buddha Would Have Helped Rohingyas, says Dalai Lama

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Amid mounting international concern over the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that Lord Buddha “would have definitely helped” the minority community. Nearly 3 lakh minority Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-hit Rakhine state where Myanmar’s army has allegedly launched a crackdown following a raid by militants […]

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UN Chief Urges Myanmar to Halt Attacks on Rohingyas

UN Chief Urges Myanmar to Halt Attacks on Rohingyas

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

UN chief Antonio Guterres says that Rohingya Muslims were being ethnically cleansed in Myanmar as he called for a halt to a military campaign in Rakhine state. Speaking ahead of a Security Council meeting to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis there, Guterres described reports of security forces attacking civilians in Rakhine as “disturbing” and “completely […]

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Gender Gap in Work Participation

Gender Gap in Work Participation

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

World Economy would gain $5.8 trillion if gender gap is closed by mere 25%; Arab states and South Asian countries fare poorly in matters of women’s participation in work; If globally the gender parity has to be achieved 742 million will have to be added to the workforce Why Women participation is low Difficulty in […]

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