Join us for a week long of events where we will be raising awareness about hunger.
HUNGER AWARENESS WEEK
DAY 1: 10/21/13: Raising Awareness
KIOSK E @ 12PM-4PM
DAY 2: 10/22/13: What Is Hunger?
KIOSK E @ 12PM-4PM
DAY 3: 10/23/13: Fight With White
NORTH PLAZA @ ALL DAY
Come find out what Fight With White means!
DAY 4: To Be Determined
DAY 5: 10/25/13: Surprise Dinner
JC GEORGES @ 5:30PM-7:30PM
We will be having a massive dinner with all of our partnering orgs.
DAY 6: 10/26/13: Feeding The Homeless
JC GEORGES @ 11AM- 3PM
We will be meeting to make bagged lunches then driving/metroing to DC to distribute to the homeless.
This is also when we will be collecting cans for the Canpaign where all that is collected will be going to a local food bank called, Food For Others.
Come out and join MWB Texas Officers and members for a fun night of bowling and board games at the Union Underground.
We’ll have a couple of lanes reserved, and the price is $4/person that includes shoes, and unlimited games for an hour and a half!!!
For those not interested in bowling, we’ll have many board games including, Taboo, Monopoly, risk, scrabble.
Join us Wednesday October 9 after Maghrib for a few minutes to make goody bags with candy for the kids at Muslimat Al Nisaa! All are welcome!!! Please bring a bag of candy with you! This is an annual effort from MWB UMD to keep those in mind during these blessed days in hopes that we can bring a little bit of joy to others in our local area.
From UNICEF: “With Syria’s war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million…Children make up half of all refugees from the Syria conflict, according to the two agencies. Most have arrived in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Increasingly, Syrians are fleeing to North Africa and Europe. Latest figures show that some 740,000 Syrian child refugees are under the age of 11.” (UNICEF http://uni.cf/19MOnnI)
(Reuters) – An estimated 29,000 Syrian refugees have entered northern Iraq since Thursday in one of the largest crossings in Syria’s two-year-old conflict and the influx is continuing, the United Nations said on Monday.
Syrians fleeing fighting in Aleppo and other embattled parts of northern Syria began pouring into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq last Thursday, taking advantage of a new pontoon bridge along the largely closed border, it said.
The true extent of female genital mutilation or cutting is huge and revealed on Monday in a report from Unicef (pdf). It says a total of 125 million women and girls are now living with the consequences of FGM – and yet the report suggests that the practice continues only because of social convention, while most women and men wish it would end. There are 29 countries in Africa where FGM is now practiced but over half the girls who are cut live in just three – Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
In terms of the percentage of girl who are cut, Egypt is in fourth place, below Somalia on 98%, Guinea on 96% and Djibouti on 93%. At the bottom end of the scale, in Uganda and Cameroon, just 1% of girls are cut. In more than half the 29 countries studied, Unicef says FGM is becoming slightly less common – in Kenya and Tanzania, the older generation of 45- to 49-year-old women are three times more likely to have undergone FGM than today’s 15- and 16-year-olds.