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Nigeria attacks: 100 killed in attacks on villages in Kaduna - BBC News

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Nigeria attacks: 100 killed in attacks on villages in Kaduna
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Most of those killed in the villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwan Gata and Chenshyi, had been so badly burned they could not be identified, he told the BBC.
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        This article is about people in Nigeria who attacked many villages in Nigeria. Around a hundred people were killed in the process. The attacks were in Kaduna, a state in north-western Nigeria. They don't know who were the attackers yet, but the people blame and suspect members of the Fulani tribe. The attackers burned the villagers, burned the houses, and stole their food supplies. The villagers were burned so badly that they could not be identified. They don't know yet why the villages were attacked, but they think the villages were attacked so the attackers could loot food supplies and steal them. Two of the attackers were killed, and their bodies were taken to the police.

 

        This helps me understand that many people are greedy and would burn and kill others just to get themselves food and other things. I also understand that many people are very hungry that they would do anything just to get food, which shows that there is very little food and the people starve alot.

 

        I think that no matter how hungry you are, or how greedy you are, you should not steal food, and you should not kill other people just for your own good. I hope that the attackers will come forward and apologize for what they have done. I feel sorry for the people who have died because they did nothing wrong, and did not deserve what they got. 

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NENA Region Faces Fresh Water Scarcity - Payvand

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NENA Region Faces Fresh Water Scarcity
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Water scarcity will be at the top of the agenda next week when officials from the Near East and North Africa meet in Rome. The U.N.
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     This article is about water scarcity in the NENA regions. The NENA regions include regions in Northern Africa, and regions in Western Asia. Fresh water in the region will drop by 50% by year 2050. Agriculture ministers are trying to help the regions near that area to adapt to the freshwater scarcity. They think that there will probably be enough water for drinking, but there will be too little water for agriculture and for producing food. 

 

     This helps me understand that the northern part of Africa will have less food when year 2050 starts to come around. We use water to help produce food so if there isn't enough water, there will not be enough food for everyone. Especially,  the population is growing very quickly in that region, which makes the situation even worse.

 

     I think that we should quickly find a way to get more freshwater for the areas around that region, because then many people will be starving. I hope that they can find a way to help with this problem and that by 2050, that area will still have enough food for both, drinking, and for agriculture and producing food. 

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Tanzania: Stop the poaching of elephants!

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Tanzania is blessed to be one of the largest homes to African wild life but instead of providing a safe place, elephants in Tanzania are slaughtered by poachers at the fastest rate ever without proper protection from the government.

Via Wildlife Defence
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      This article is about the poaching of elephants in Tanzania. Tanzanians are poaching to get its tusks and sell them for profit. In the beginning of the 20th century, there was around ten million elephants in Africa. Now there are around five-hundred thousand, just because of poaching and loss of habitats. Around 65 elephants are being slaughtered every day, and about 23,000 per year. At this rate, elephants would be extinct by 2025. 

 

     This article helps me understand Africa because now I know that elephants will be extinct soon, in Africa and in the world. I know that after a few generations, people would not get to see elephants anymore as they will be extinct. 

 

      I think that elephant poaching needs to stop because it is causing a lot of elephants lives everyday. Even though the elephants being killed are in Tanzania, the Tanzanians still do not have the right to kill them, and they do not own them . They are getting profit out of something they don't even own. Wildlife animals are not owned by anyone. I hope that the amount of animals getting killed a day decreases and that it soon can be stopped. 

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Central African Republic: Drinking Water Restored to Over 183000 People ... - AllAfrica.com

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ThisCentral African Republic: Drinking Water Restored to Over 183000 People ...

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This article is about Unicef and its partners restoring safe, clean, and chlorinated water for over 183,00 displaced people in the Central African Republic. Rainy season is coming which increases the risk of water diseases. Children are vulnerable to  diseases related to bad water, and it is crucial to their survival and well- being. Many families have little or no access to water. Over 72,000 displaces people in Central African Republic have received soap, water, and information on how to prevent water related diseases. Unicef and ECHO are working to  improve water production of the Bangui water treatment plant, and restore the water distribution system in Bouar. 


This helps me understand that Africa, especially the Central African Republic, is running low on clean water, and need help. Over 72,000 people have fled their homes, and now need water and other things to survive. I understand that they need our help and that we should do our best to help them.


I think that it is very nice of Unicef to request $62 US dollars just to help the displaced people in the Central African Republic. It shows that they are very determined to help the people there, and to change their lives. They are also teaching the people the risks and ways to prevent water related diseases, which is very kind. I hope that they will receive the money that they are requesting, and that they can help those people who desperately need water.

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How UNICEF is helping children in the Central Africa Republic | News | UNICEF UK

How UNICEF is helping children in the Central Africa Republic | News | UNICEF UK | Current Event | Scoop.it
UNICEF has distributed emergency medical supplies to hospitals in Bangui following clashes in recent days that have left hundreds dead and thousands more displaced. (New levels of cruelty and violence in CAR with over 130 children killed and maimed.
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     This article is about children in the Central African Republic getting killed or injured because of their religion and their community. More than a million children are in need of aid. Around half a million children are fleeing from their homes and hiding in the woods, with no access to food and water. Unicef is helping by making a campaign that is providing food, medicine, soap, blankets, and water for over 210,000 children so far. They are also trying to provide safe places for the children and trying to reunite them back with their families. 

      This article helps me understand Africa because now I know that African children are suffering a lot, just because of different religions.  Many africans have different religion and think that they have the right to hurt people from other religions. People in Central African Republic have caused the children so much trouble that the children are now hiding in the woods. They barely have water and food in the woods, and yet they choose to hide there. That helps me understand and shows me how much the children are in need of safety and are  scared. They chose to stay in the woods to be safe, knowing they will have no food.

      I think that it is really nice and helpful for the Unicef to provide everything for the children, and trying to reconnect them back with their families. I'm really glad that most of the children will be safe. I also think that just because a person is believing in a different religion then yours, you do not have the right to kill or injure them. People need to respect other people's belief, even if they don't think the same way. We should not judge people by their religion because religion does not define a person's personality. It doesn't matter what religion a person is, as long as they are a good person. We should not think that if someone is a particular religion, they are immediately a bad person. 

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South Africa Water Protesters 'Shot By Police' - Sky News

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South Africa Water Protesters 'Shot By Police'
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Clashes between South African police and protesters angry at the poor delivery of water supplies ave left two people dead.
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