An 11-year-old boy is issuing a Nothing But Nets fundraising challenge to NBA star Stephen Curry, writes Christopher Helfrich, director of Nothing But Nets. Cooper David Aaker Smith's challenge was inspired by Curry's work on behalf of the malaria-reduction program.
United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay appealed to the international community to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict. The recent attack in Baniyas by pro-government militias should be investigated by the International Criminal Court, Pillay said.
Women's reproductive rights need to be included prominently in the post-2015 development goals, said Diego Palacios of the United Nations Population Fund. "[O]therwise it will be another missed opportunity and millions of women will suffer," Palacios said.
"Somali refugees continue to flood into Kenya, outpacing the ability to process them for formal registration. The registered population of the Dadaab camps is now over 400,000, with more than 30,000 awaiting processing by the Government of Kenya."
"For decades, organizations such as the World Food Program (WFP) have been donating millions of tons of food to populations in need. While the value of giving food to starving people is not debatable, models of food aid procurement and distribution have been criticized."