Wednesday’s “What’s Up in the World?” [10.24.2012]

A lot is happening in the world today. Check it out!

There is growing controversy over a program seeking to decrease the cost of anti-malarial drugs in countries hardest hit by malaria. Oxfam is criticizing the efforts of Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm) for promoting newer treatments rather than targeting the causes of malaria. “The AMFm is a dangerous distraction from genuine solutions like investing in community health workers, who have slashed the number of malarial deaths in countries such as Zambia and Ethiopia.”–Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, Oxfam

Check out both sides of the argument at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20046199

Tensions are on the rise in the Middle East over the destruction of a Sudanese small arms factory. Currently Sudan blames Israel, but initially the governor of Khartoum, the state in which the attack happened, did not think the attack came form an external source. See for yourself:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-sudan-planes-idUSBRE89N0WU20121024

Young people looking seeking deferred deportation are cautiously taking advantage of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program. Applicants must be under 31 years old, having arrived in the country before the age of 16 and have proof of enrollment in high school, or military service or a GED. Some immigrants have reservations about the program, out of fear that family members may be deported because of the information in their application. Others are waiting until after the presidential election to apply.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-immigration-deferment-idUSBRE89N07K20121024

Show the world you care by staying informed,

-Lauren D.

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