Violence

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Malnutrition in Humanitarian Crises: The Will to End a Preventable Disease

Muriel Bassil

Across the globe, armed conflicts and natural disasters create severe hunger and malnutrition for millions. In addition to the crisis itself, underlying causes of malnutrition should be front and center—food insecurity, inadequate care for women and children, insufficient health services, and unhealthy environments. Read more

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The Facts on the US Children and Teens Killed by Firearms

Marc A Zimmerman, Patrick Carter, Rebecca Cunningham

Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents, accounting for over 60% of all deaths in this group. Many of these deaths occur during fun, everyday activities, like swimming in the backyard pool or during a family car ride. But a disproportionate and disturbing number of these deaths in the U.S. occur as a result of firearms. Read more

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"But Daddy, Why Was He Shot?": How to Talk to Children about Race Today

Riana Anderson

All parents are concerned for their children’s safety, but parents of color shoulder a particularly challenging burden raising children in a racially charged society. Although no magic formula exists for helping children of color get through the racial dynamics of our society, Riana Anderson offers some research-based strategies for parents. Read more