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Muzoon Almellehan: UNICEF’s Youngest Goodwill Ambassador

19 June 2017

NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoon the first person with official refugee [read more]

The World Bank on Conflict and Poverty

10 April 2017

The World Bank has published an account of the links between conflict and extreme poverty. It notes that two billion people now live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), Somalia being an obvious example. Currently 17% of the global [read more]

The Projected Growth in Africa’s Population

24 March 2017

In much of the world populations are already stabilizing or contracting, but in Africa a population explosion is taking place, which, based on the UN’s medium fertility model, could see the population of Africa increase from 800 million in 2000 to 4.38 billion in 2100; an additional 3.576 billion [read more]