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  2. myvoicemyright:

    Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

    Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

    Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

    She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

     

  3. Does anyone else sometimes wonder what happened to Alex Day?
    What we found out about him in March was awful, but I still hope that he’s okay.

     
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  6. best-movies-ever-made:

    The shawshank redemption (1994)

     
  7. wfp:

    28 August 2014 -West Point, Monrovia, Liberia

     As well as supporting hospitals and clinics in Monrovia the World Food Programme has been providing food supplies to communities in the West Point slum on the outskirts of Monrovia that are not infected with Ebola. 

    The food is needed following the decision by the Liberian authorities to cordon off the entire area in a bid to contain the Ebola outbreak. 

    Distribution partner is the Liberian Red Cross. WFP provides rations for a family of five; 50 kg rice, lentils, and 5 litres cooking oil. 

    All photos: WFP/Frances Kennedy

     
  8. horaex:

    The fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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…

     
  11. 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

     

  12. 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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  15. s-tanlvsu:

    over da 🔝 #shooting #skyline @smpytt_inc 👏

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