Nishi Kumar is an intern at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and has been blogging regularly for Fieldnotes.
In December of 2004 I watched in horror as images of tsunami-devastated communities dominated the world news. I was a junior in high school in Georgia, but I felt as if the immense scale of the tragedy halfway around the globe had affected me personally. The tsunami, triggered by an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, killed nearly 230,000 people
Nishi Kumar is working as an intern at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF throughout the Fall.
“Did you remember to wash your hands?” This is a question most of us heard thousands of times throughout our childhoods. Hand washing is a routine we pick up at an early age, drilled into us by constant reminders from relatives, teachers, and catchy TV jingles. By adolescence, it becomes an ingrained habit that we eventually pass down onto our own children. Most of us have never stopped to consider why this simple act
“Go Green” has become a popular catch-phrase over the last few years, with campaigns encouraging everything from recycling to driving electric cars to eating organic chickens. We all know that reducing our carbon footprint is important for future generations. What you may not know is that climate change is about more than just ensuring the future of the planet’s resources
It’s pretty amazing how little Iraq is in the news these days. After all, there are still approximately 130,000 American troops in the country, (though between 35,000 and 50,000 troops are expected to pull out of Iraq by August). And there are still bombings every week that kill innocent Iraqis, including children.