At least we have plenty to eat. WFP’s warns of dire famines in Africa, Mideast if COVID-19 supply chains damage continues
A World Food Program (WFP) worker arranges relief packages at a warehouse designated to the United Nations for humanitarian aid for Africa to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeria
Up to 300,000 people could starve to death every day if the COVID-19 pandemic ruptures global food supply chains—even more than the roughly 275,000 people who have died of the disease worldwide so far.
That’s just one of several dire warnings issued by David Beasley, executive director of the United
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‘What about that human touch?’ Elderly will be cared for by ROBOTS to solve staff shortage. Pension check will be wired directly to the robot.
ROBOTS which can listen, learn and react to people are being introduced in care homes to help look after residents and prevent loneliness.
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The humanoid companions, which are equipped with artificial intelligence, will be able to recognise
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St. Christina Parish Domestic Violence OutreachThe mission of the St. Christina Parish Domestic Violence
Outreach Committee is to provide education and raise awareness of
domestic violence, promote linkage to services, and empower
prevention efforts of domestic violence among the St. Christina
community. To fulfill our mission, we maintain a safe and confidential outlet to foster hope for survivors, abusers, or concerned individuals.
Domestic Violence Prayer Service
St. Christina’s Domestic Violence Outreach Committee will host a prayer service for victims of domestic violence and their families. It will be on Monday, February 12th at the Church, beginning at 7:00 p.m. All parishioners and their guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
The prayer service will include a speaker from The Crisis Center for South Suburbia as well as a domestic violence victim who will share her experience. Father Michael Olson will conduct the prayer service with music provided by Mary Kay Notter.
Domestic Violence Emergency Hotline: 1-877-863-6338
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The number of people in the Philippines confirmed dead from Typhoon Haiyan now stands at 3,621, officials say.
UN and local agencies have issued conflicting tolls, and the final figure is likely to rise still higher.
One week after the storm, food and supplies are now beginning to reach survivors, but aid agencies say the logistics of distribution are enormous.
The Philippine government has defended its response to the disaster, one of the strongest storms ever on land.
The latest death toll of 3,621 issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was up from the figure of 3,422 the interior secretary had given the BBC a few hours before.
The UN put the number of dead at 4,460. Officials said it was likely more bodies would be found as aid teams reached outlying areas.'Desperate shortage'
Helicopters from a US aircraft carrier have been transporting supplies to the devastated town of Guiuan on the Pacific coast - the first to take the full force of the typhoon.
The carrier, USS George Washington, is expanding search-and-rescue operations and providing a platform for helicopters to move supplies.
Pallets loaded with food and water have been taken from the aircraft carrier to Tacloban, the capital of badly hit Leyte province, and Guiuan.
HOW TO HELP?
Because of distances, money is the only viable way to help these people. Make a donation by going to mercycorps.org