Breastfeeding Counselling in Yolanda-hit areas – A nurse from Save the Children's nutrition team visits Lolita and her two months old daugther in Palo, Leyte during a breastfeeding counselling session, a few months after Yolanda. Photo by SAVE THE CHILDREN

[From the web] Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target, Save the Children says.

Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target, Save the Children says. MANILA, Philippines – August 18 marks 500 days until the Millennium Development Goals reach their conclusion and the Philippines looks set to miss the target for reducing preventable child deaths. The 2015 MDG 4 target for Philippines is 20 deaths…

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[From the web] OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan

OHCHR welcomes arrest of Palparan BANGKOK (13 August 2014) – We welcome the arrest by the Filipino Army of former maj. general Jovito Palparan, which represents an important step towards addressing impunity for serious human rights abuses in the Philippines. Palparan was arrested this Tuesday after three years in-hiding. He was indicted in 2011 for…