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15 years since trash slide in Manila

15 years since trash slide in Manila

Today marks 15 years since the devastating trash slide in Manila, the Philippines. More than 250 died and hundreds got injured. Many are still missing. July in 2000 had very poor weather in the Philippines. Typhoons Kirogi and Kai-Tak passed over the main island Luzon and had major impact on the people and infrastructure. The heavy rain shower were never…

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World Water Day

World Water Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. Events are organized on or around this day to increase people’s awareness of water’s importance in environment, agriculture, health and trade. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were…

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More water

More water

Around the world millions of people lack access to safe drinking water. They spend hours fetching water from wells, streams and other sources. They walk for miles on steep narrow paths. And very often the water they bring home is not even clean… Every morning children are late to school bringing water to their homes, maybe they even know they…

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Child Labour in the Philippines

Child Labour in the Philippines

According to a new report the Philippines struggles to curb child labour. More than half of the country’s five million child workers do so under hazardous conditions. For example they work on garbage dumps, in charcoal factories and in sugarcane fields. But now the government says its new policies will be able to eliminate child labour by 2016. Sorry to…

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