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Shamas-ur-Rehman Toor

Shamas-ur-Rehman Toor is senior program management specialist at the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, Islamic Development Bank Group. He is based in Jeddah.

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The plight of street children

April 12 passed quietly just like any normal day. The day, however, was the International Day for Street Children. Ever since it was launched by the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) in 2011, the day reminds us of the plight of street children around the world.

April 21, 2017

Finishing off malaria

Malaria has long been one of the major killer diseases of our age. World Health Organization data show that as much as half of the world’s population is at risk. But roughly 90 percent of malaria cases and 92 percent of malaria deaths take place in just one region: Sub-Saharan Africa.

April 08, 2017