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Friday 20 September 2013

Ethiopia strives toward Millenium Development Goals

by Getachew Dibaba, Save the Children Ethiopia

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Thursday 1 August 2013

Uganda: Children at risk in Bundibugyo

By Joe Kioko, Save the Children's East Africa Regional Office Humanitarian Project Officer

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Tuesday 9 July 2013

South Sudan: 2nd Independance Anniversary

By Helen Mould, Communications Manager, Save the Children in South Sudan

“I hope and dream that our country will have a bright future”

22-year-old Gatluak stands in front of a classroom full of primary school students in Leer, Unity State and tells me what the independence of South Sudan means to him, “We suffered a lot and now we are free; independence set us free from slavery and now we have our own nation.”

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Monday 8 July 2013

Ethiopia: The struggle for water in Afar

By Amerti Lemma, Communications Coordinator for Save the Children in Ethiopia

My first field visit to Afar started with preparation the night before when I made sure to put a 2litre water bottle in the freezer.

It was as if I thought I would be able to bare one of the hottest places on earth (sometimes reaching up to 50 degree Celsius!) if only I had some icy water.

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Friday 5 July 2013

South Sudan: "I was afraid that my children would be killed or raped"

Angelina has been living with two of her five children, and twenty other people in a small one roomed shelter in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, for the past month after fleeing conflict in her home village near Pibor in the volatile Jonglei state. In the panic Angelina and her oldest son David and her youngest daughter, Roda, were separated from her husband and five other children. She does not know whether her husband is with her other children, where they are living, and whether they are alive or dead.

This is Angelina's story:

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