by Amy Burke
If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably seen the Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video or spotted #StopKony trending on Twitter this past week. The news has been flooded with this social media experiment intended for raising awareness about the LRA in Uganda and the many, many criticisms the campaign has created.
Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A:
- SLIDESHOW: Tsunami Before and After: A year after Japan’s devastating earthquake Reuter’s shows photos from the moment the tsunami struck to how the landscape looks today.
- Major Achievements: UNICEF and the WHO issued a joint report saying, “The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well ahead of the MDG 2015 deadline.”
- International Women’s Day: The theme of this year’s 2012’s International Women’s Day was to empower rural women to end hunger and poverty.
- Slowly Combating Poverty: Recession scares were originally thought to increase extreme poverty, but the World Bank has found a reduction in people across the globe living on less than $1.25 a day—but is this enough?
- Aid Effectiveness: In order to better provide assistance, we must first understand the needs of the people we’re attempting to reach.
What else was in the news this week that we missed? Please leave comments below!