UNICEF supports China in earthquake response to assist children (RADIO)

UNICEF is finalizing plans with its Chinese government partners to intensify and accelerate efforts in child protection and welfare, mother and baby health, young child nutrition, hygiene and sanitation. This, as the death and injury toll becomes clearer following the devastation caused by the earthquake in Lushan County in Sichuan province. With support from its Hong Kong Committee, UNICEF has allocated US$75,000 for emergency obstetric and neonatal health equipment for local health … [Read more...]

CARE, In a crisis, we are there‏ …

When a typhoon hits, we're there. We are there when a drought causes crops to fail, leaving families desperate for just one meal a day. Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding: we can't predict when they'll come, but we can predict that we'll be there, responding to the most urgent needs. We will stay for as long as it takes. Even with all our trained and dedicated staff on the ground, none of our work is possible without the support of people like you. Your gift will help girls, boys, and … [Read more...]

Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

Potassium Iodide for Radiation? – Lissa Rankin, Care2

    Should You Stockpile Potassium Iodide for Radiation?     http://www.rusticgirls.com/disasters/potassium-iodide.php    Apparently, San Francisco and LA health food stores are selling out of potassium iodide supplements because people in California (as well as other West Coast areas) are panicking about the possibility of radiation fallout from the nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. I’ve already received emails from concerned parents warning me to feed my daughter miso soup with seaweed … [Read more...]

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