Monthly Archives: July 2018

Strange Bedfellows: Clowns Enter the Pediatric Mainstream

July 18, 2018 Clowns in the United States do not have a sterling reputation. Their mere mention is likely to conjure up images of horror film fiends or social pariahs—manic, makeup-wearing, troubled individuals who shouldn’t be allowed near children. Because … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home: The Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative’s Quest to Provide High-Quality Care for All Children

Two-year-old Aliyah,* born prematurely, has a neurological condition called cerebral palsy. She also has chronic lung disease of prematurity and sickle cell disease, a blood condition. In addition to her pediatrician, she sees a neurologist, a pulmonologist, a hematologist, an … Continue reading

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Defendants In Diapers? Immigrant Toddlers Ordered To Appear In Court Alone

MISSION, TX – JUNE 12: A boy and father from Honduras are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico Border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. The asylum seekers were then sent to a U.S. … Continue reading

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Local aid workers in Syria are the ‘backbone of response’, says top UN official, urging better protection as fighting rages

30 July 2018 Humanitarian Aid Delivering life-saving assistance to millions of women, children and men in Syria, local aid workers need to be safer and better protected, said the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country on Monday. “Syrian … Continue reading

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Hudaydah ‘one airstrike away from unstoppable epidemic’: UN humanitarian chief in Yemen

29 July 2018 Humanitarian Aid The crucial Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, which has been living under fire from pro-Government forces for weeks now, could be just “one airstrike away from an unstoppable epidemic”, said the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator … Continue reading

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Mali: Any dispute over key Sunday vote must be resolved peacefully, says UN envoy

27 July 2018 Peace and Security With key presidential elections in Mali just two days away, the top United Nations official there on Friday stressed that candidates must accept the results and ensure that the democratic process in Mali is … Continue reading

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UN chief welcomes new law giving extra autonomy to Muslims in Southern Philippines

27 July 2018 Peace and Security The UN Secretary-General on Friday welcomed a new law which grants extra autonomy to Muslim communities living in the Southern Philippines, describing it as a “landmark achievement on the road to lasting peace”.

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UN ‘committed to continue to support’ Pakistan’s Electoral Commission in wake of general election

27 July 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Pakistan for “exercising their constitutional right to vote” on Wednesday, thereby reaffirming “their commitment to a democratic Pakistan.”

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Cambodia: Before crucial vote on Sunday, UN chief calls for ‘pluralistic political process’

27 July 2018 Law and Crime Prevention As Cambodians prepare to vote in general elections on Sunday, the United Nations Secretary-General issued a statement on Friday calling for “an inclusive and pluralistic political process” saying that it “remains essential for … Continue reading

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The ‘used and abused’ children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means, Security Council hears

27 July 2018 Peace and Security More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that … Continue reading

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