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  1. angelclark:

    99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

    Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

    Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

    (via you-can-look-alive)

     

  2. wfp:

    Kenya: Famine Concerns As Dry Season Starts In JanuaryallAfrica.com

    There are concerns over hunger as the country enters what is traditionally the driest season on the calendar. According to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, although food security is improving, poor families are…

     
  3. afp-photo:

    LIBERIA, Monrovia : A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. The United Nations vowed on August 23 to play a “strong role” in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control. Liberia has been particularly hard hit by the epidemic that has swept relentlessly across the region since March, accounting for almost half of the 1,427 deaths. AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO

     

  4. This is an old thing, but just in case someone hasn’t heard of it:

    FREERICE

    It’s a WFP website/programme with a few subject tests. For each question you answer correctly WFP sponsors (the ad people, so turn of Adblock!!!) donate 10 grams of rice.
    It is actually a very useful site for students learning English - I personally use it all the time to build/refresh/test my vocabulary - aaaaand it benefits the world. So go go go go go

     
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  7. s-tanlvsu:

    over da 🔝 #shooting #skyline @smpytt_inc 👏

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  8. united-nations:

    Friday is the International Day against Nuclear Tests - a day in which educational events, activities and messages aim to capture the world’s attention and underscore the need for a unified attempt in preventing further nuclear weapons testing.

    "Together, let us demand an end to all nuclear tests and get on with the unfinished business of achieving a world free of nuclear weapons," says UN Secretary-Genera Ban Ki-moon in his message for the Day.

    Learn more at: http://bit.ly/9nCd66

     
  9. neuengamme:

    German soldiers resting during the Battle of Moscow, 1941.

     

  10. footnotesandrazorblades:

    All of Tumblr: omg Ferguson wake the fuck up America is so terrible fuck the police

    All of Facebook: omg Ferguson wake the fuck up America is so terrible fuck the police

    All of Twitter: #ferguson trying to make it seem like I actually give a shit

    Syria: Hey guys

    Haiti: Hi

    Gaza: Don’t forget…

    It’s probably because the majority of people on these sites (or the majority of people you follow on them) are american - so of course the wellbeing of their own country matters to them more than any other! And just because someone else has it worse doesn’t mean your problems don’t matter - especially when a spark like this can slowly light a nation on fire - just remember Ukraine.
    If you go onto other sites, for example vk.com, where most of the users are eastern europeans/russians, you won’t see a thing concerning Ferguson - because we have our own problems, so we concentrate on them. 

     
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  12. I haven’t posted anything concerning Ferguson because I’m not from the US and therefore feel like I can’t really have an fully informed political opinion (same as the Israel-Gaza conflict), but I do condemn ANY violence and the silencing of voices yearning to be heard - something we in Russia are used to.
    So my heart goes out to the affected, I wish you all peace and love. <3

     
  13. *applies to all humans, of any race and nationality

    (Source: stunningpicture, via mentalalchemy)

     

  14. "We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving."
    — J.K. Rowling (via observando)

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