By Sharon Lee Special for Northwest Asian Weekly This is the first time I will not be calling my dad and sending him a card on Father’s Day. It is hard to express this sad and empty feeling from losing a parent. Luke T. Lee passed away suddenly in January at age 91 from Parkinson’s […]
By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China is preparing for 2 million extra babies each year as a result of a loosening of its “one child per family” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, Chinese health officials said on May 29.
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The father grimaced and wept, as he struggled to contain his grief at the death of his two children in a grenade attack during a weekend trip to a mall in downtown Bangkok — the latest casualties in Thailand’s months of political crisis.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Dec. 15, Seattle natives Thuy Do and her husband, Jesse Robbins, met Linh Doan, director of One Body Village (OBV) in Cambodia. They had a long day ahead. They would visit two villages, where Do, a doctor, would be examining 30 patients. The villages stand in stark contrast […]
Global poverty is on the rise because food prices are increasing. It is estimated that more than 100 million people may fall into poverty because of the food price increase. More than 3 billion people in the world live on less than $2.50 each day. And more than 22,000 children die every day due to not having enough money to buy food, and more than 200 million children are undernourished. Poverty affects more than 1 billion children in the world …
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24.
Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly July 21th, 2010 Today, on July 21st, the United Nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) regarding child protection in Darfur. It is recognized as a landmark deal in humanitarian issues in the Darfur area. On July 10–11, 2008, the Geneva centered dialogue based […]