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Children of Lesotho orphaned by AIDS

Commentary / World May 11, 2006

Children of Lesotho orphaned by AIDS

MASERU, Lesotho -- If I had heard a sadder song, I could not remember. Mahopolang was lying on her side in her mother's house in a small village up in the mountains of Lesotho. A 31-year-old mother, she had left her 13-year-old daughter in Maseru, ...

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Oct 17, 2002

Human traffickers targeting kids

Wani is an umbrella bearer. She works in the largest market in Thailand, right across the Cambodian border near the town of Poipet. Ten years ago, this was a small village of only 7,000 people. Now, it has a population of 84,000 and seven casinos ...

Commentary / World Jun 1, 2002

Make the world a better place for children

From May 8 to 10, the streets of New York City were adorned by the presence of 60 heads of state and their bodyguards, 3,000 government officials, 3,000 nongovernmental organizations and children from 180 countries. They were delegates of the United Nations General Assembly ...