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The Boy Scouts keeping the peace in the Central African Republic
The Boy Scouts keeping the peace in the Central African Republic
When Lord Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts, he told them to "Be Prepared". He could not have imagined that one day, in the Central African...
But when the bough breaks ...
But when the bough breaks ...
On Christmas Eve last year, a passer-by in the dark, dank Hillbrow alley found a baby boy. The screaming child was a few hours old and wrapped in a...
Zim hospitals rely on charity to survive
Zim hospitals rely on charity to survive
Referral hospitals are struggling to sustain their operations, with rural and provincial hospitals also hard hit.
Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis
Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis
For the third time in the past decade, drought has returned to the arid, western shoulder of Africa, bringing hunger to millions. Aid agencies are...
From goodwill to government
From goodwill to government
As temperatures soared above 41C and rebels took control of the Libyan capital in August, the failing dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi had one last...
Unicef: Hostility in Somalia blocking aid work
Unicef: Hostility in Somalia blocking aid work
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) says increasing hostility toward aid agencies in war-ravaged Somalia is putting more than 850 000...
Zimbabwe's children struggle to survive
Zimbabwe's children struggle to survive
Zimbabwe's defunct health system and the growing humanitarian crisis have had a devastating impact on children, particularly those who are orphaned...
UN calls for release of child soldiers in DRC
UN calls for release of child soldiers in DRC
The ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has caused the displacement of more than 250 000 people, has put...
Disease spreads among Pakistan quake survivors
Disease spreads among Pakistan quake survivors
A strong aftershock rattled south-western Pakistan on Saturday, as aid agencies warned that disease had begun to spread among tens of thousands of...
Aid worker shot dead in Somalia
Aid worker shot dead in Somalia
A United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) aid worker was shot dead in southern Somalia on the weekend, in the second deadly attack on a UN employee...
Dozens of children kidnapped in DRC by rebels
Dozens of children kidnapped in DRC by rebels
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Monday urged the immediate release of 90 children kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Millions threatened by drought in Ethiopia
Millions threatened by drought in Ethiopia
Shurame Ibira is six years old, and even after nine days of emergency treatment against malnutrition, still weighs less than 9kg.

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