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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Voice from Sierra Leone

This week I am at the World Economic Forum in Davos and this year’s theme is “The New Global Context”. The Ebola outbreak is high on the agenda and on Wednesday, 21 January 2015, I’ll be working with other organisations to bring together a multi-stakeholder event entitled: ‘Prevention better than cure - responding to Ebola for the long term’. I wanted to share this blog written by my colleague in Sierra Leone.  

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Friday 19 December 2014

Ten years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean tsunami

On 26 December 2005, I was woken early by a call from my brother’s mobile. He and his young family were visiting relations in India and I thought he was probably calling to say Happy Christmas. 

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Monday 20 October 2014

Our progress in South Sudan

Chairing a round table on 'Education in Emergencies' with donors, partners, experts and government - it's encouraging to see so much convergence of thinking and determination to act.

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Friday 2 May 2014

Saving mothers and children in humanitarian crisis

The first time I visited Save the Children’s Syria refugee response in Lebanon the world had no idea how much worse the situation would get. At the time there were barely 100,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and now, just 18 months later, there are 1 million. Nearly three years of fighting has claimed the lives of over eleven thousand children and made refugees out of two and a half million of its people. The impact on Syria’s health system has been devastating and as a result children are dying from the lack of basic medical care.

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Friday 28 March 2014

Child stunting should be a problem of the past

In Africa, two out of every five children are stunted. This means that they have been so deprived of the right kinds of food that their physical and mental growth is permanently damaged. At current rates, around one million more children will become stunted every single year over the next decade. That’s millions of children condemned to being less than their potential: physically, emotionally and intellectually.

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