At least 24 million people living in 39,000 communities in 50 countries have eliminated open defecation over the past five years, signalling that progress is being made in the fight to help 1.1 billion people who do not use proper facilities, the U.N. children’s agency (UNICEF) reported on Monday.
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Helen Pankhurst, a member of charity WaterAid’s board of trustees, spoke at a World Toilet Day event at London’s Anthologist restaurant.
Peter Knoope, director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, was part of a panel discussion on race politics, Islamophobia and extremisms of the far right and left at “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” in Istanbul.
Rolf Mowatt-Larsson, currently a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, served more than three years as director of intelligence and counter-intelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy and for 23 years as a Central Intelligence Agency officer in various posts.
Hugh Pope, a policy expert on Turkey and Cyprus spoke with AlertNet after delivering a presentation at a conference in Istanbul.
Abdullah Anas spoke with AlertNet after a panel discussion titled “The Death of Global Jihadism, a Disparate al Qaeda?” at the “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” seminar in Istanbul.
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Fewer than half of 23 drinking water and sanitation projects funded with development aid from the European Union (EU) in six Sub-Saharan countries have met the needs of beneficiaries, and 19 are at risk of failure without ongoing financial support, according to an auditors’ report.
A new iPhone app offers workplace tips for strippers to help them protect themselves against financial exploitation, abuse and a lack of safety.