Category: Aid Zone

South Sudan's former child soldiers try to rebuild their lives

South Sudan's former child soldiers try to rebuild their lives

As South Sudan has just formed a long delayed unity government, the country still has a long way to recover from more than five years of civil war. Some 4 million people are still refugees in neighbouring countries or internally displaced. The trauma is deep, especially among the most vulnerable.

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Ninety thousand still displaced: how Mozambique is recovering from devastating cyclones

Ninety thousand still displaced: how Mozambique is recovering from devastating cyclones

In 2019, Mozambique was hit by two devastating cyclones – Idai on 14th March followed by Kenneth on 25th April. It was the first time in recorded history the country had suffered two major cyclones in the same season. The two cyclones left 2.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Elderly suffer as Ukraine conflict drives away health workers

Elderly suffer as Ukraine conflict drives away health workers

Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have started withdrawing from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine. But the five-year conflict has left a heavy toll, including almost 13,000 people killed.

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Philippines: The challenge to educate the 24,000 children uprooted by the 2017 siege of Marawi

Philippines: The challenge to educate the 24,000 children uprooted by the 2017 siege of Marawi

In May 2017 the Government of the Philippines launched an offensive against ISIS-affiliated groups that had taken over the city of Marawi.

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Niger: Mothers are the 'best asset' for early diagnosis of child malnutrition

Niger: Mothers are the 'best asset' for early diagnosis of child malnutrition

Chiya Habou is a small village in Zinder- the region with the highest rate of Global Acute Malnutrition in the whole of Niger. In this area, over 19% of children aged between six months and five years old suffer either from severe acute malnutrition or from moderate malnutrition (the World Health Organization crisis threshold is 15%).

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Child soldiers: UNICEF program threatened by lack of funding

Child soldiers: UNICEF program threatened by lack of funding

Hundreds of former child soldiers in South Sudan are benefiting from an international program that helps them rebuild their lives.

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Mozambique – World Food Programme strategy after devasting cyclones Idai and Kenneth

Mozambique – World Food Programme strategy after devasting cyclones Idai and Kenneth

In 2019, Mozambique was hit by two devastating cyclones – Idai on 14th March followed by Kenneth on 25th April. It was the first time in recorded history the country had suffered two major cyclones in the same season. The two cyclones left 2.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Ukraine conflict leaves 1.3 million in need of life-saving healthcare

Ukraine conflict leaves 1.3 million in need of life-saving healthcare

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has had a major impact on the provision of healthcare, leaving an estimated 1.3 million people needing help.

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Living as a displaced family around Marawi following the 2017 seige

Living as a displaced family around Marawi following the 2017 seige

Anidah lives in a shelter in Boganga temporary site for people internally displaced following the Marawi siege.

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Being a malnourished child in Niger: two stories

Being a malnourished child in Niger: two stories

The children’s ward in the National Hospital of Zinder is quiet. The young patients move slowly with no energy. The majority of them are malnourished.

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