Month: September 2014

The Child Migrant Crisis

Since October 2013, more than 63,000 unaccompanied children have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, double the number from the same period last year. Many of them have come from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunite with family in the United States or escape violence in their countries.

Childhood Under Attack in Gaza

On August 15, 2014, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated that Israel’s attack of the Gaza strip that began on July 8 killed 1,999 Palestinians, including 1,434 civilians (72 percent), of whom 467 are children (23 percent).

Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted in Egypt

On June 23, 2014, Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed were sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison by the Egyptian government. They were convicted of endangering national security and conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood to broadcast false news. Al Jazeera demands an immediate release of their journalists.

The Bullying Effect

Bullying has a huge impact on schools everywhere. According to the National Education Association, bullying impacts approximately 13 million students every year, and around 160,000 students stay home from school because of bullying.