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Posts Tagged ‘Children

More than half of all Afghan children killed are by NATO strikes

February 26, 2010

The United Nations anounced that 346 children were killed in Afghanistan last year, more than half of them by NATO forces, mostly in airstrikes. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the special representative of the UN secretary general for children and armed conflict, said 131 children were killed in airstrikes, while 22 were killed in nighttime raids by international […]

American-led troops accused of executing Afghan children

January 1, 2010

American-led troops were accused of dragging innocent Afghan children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead. Locals said that some victims were handcuffed before being killed. “This was a joint operation that was conducted against an IED cell that Afghan and US officials had been developing information […]

The Tragic State of US Health Care “Millions sentenced to a slow death”

November 24, 2009

In 2008, according to the Census Bureau, the number of U.S. citizens without health care grew to a record 46.3 million. “The new figures, however, understate the severity of the economic downturn because a large portion of the nation’s job losses and unemployment rate increases occurred after the Census survey data was collected.” Lack of […]

U.S. fares poorly in Child Welfare Survey

September 9, 2009

America has some of the industrial world’s worst rates of infant mortality, teenage pregnancy and child poverty, even though it spends more per child than better-performing countries, a new survey indicates. The report, “Doing Better for Children,” marks the first time the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has reported on child well-being within its […]