In Costa Rica, from teen mom to girls’ rights advocate

In Costa Rica, from teen mom to girls’ rights advocate

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica – When Hillary Bustos Gómez found herself pregnant at 16, she was not prepared for the challenges ahead. “The first months were the hardest. I couldn’t get used to the idea. ‘What am I going to do with a baby, all by myself? This cannot be happening to me’,” said Hillary, now 18. At least, she hoped, she and her More...

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For every child, hope: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs detailing the work the charity does across the globe as it celebrates its 70th anniversary
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Hope for Every Child: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

  The world’s largest children’s charity has celebrated its 70th anniversary by releasing a series of photographs detailing the work it does to protect young people across the globe. Unicef was More...

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country has made tremendous strides in fighting poverty, but many experts stress the importance of More...

European Commission introduces new 'Solidarity Corps'
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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European Commission introduces new ‘Solidarity Corps’

  The EU wants to help unemployed young adults into voluntary service. On Wednesday it launched the ‘European Solidarity Corps.’ Critics say it is a half-baked redundancy. Bernd Riegert reports More...

World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths, says Lancet
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths

The rate of progress on reducing the number of babies stillborn each year will need to double in some countries if agreed international targets are to be achieved, according to research that found most of the estimated More...

UNHCR's protection chief completes visit to Myanmar with call for more support to Rakhine state
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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UNHCR’s protection chief calls for more support to Rakhine state

YANGON, Myanmar, July 16 (UNHCR) – A top official of the UN refugee agency responsible for protection has called for more concerted support to resolve the plight of displaced people in Myanmar and those with undetermined More...

“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” - Defying homophobia in Cameroon
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” – Defying homophobia in Cameroon

In Cameroon, defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people or being LGBTI comes with the risk of being attacked or even killed. The murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe, a human More...

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) – When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either More...

2,499 refugee families receive support for rental subsidies and reintegration grants
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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2,499 refugee families receive support for rental subsidies and reintegration grants

US$ 1.46 million in funding made available for outstanding rental subsidy payments (US$ 556,900) to cover the period from September to December 2014 and US$ 500 reintegration grants to replace lost household goods More...

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are “non-functional” due to fighting More...


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