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When disaster hits, does it matter if a business profits amid the poverty?

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Guardian

From phone companies to insurers, firms are making cash while helping impoverished, war-torn or disaster-affected people

Steven A Zyck

Kenya has been hit by four major droughts in the past decade, each resulting in a humanitarian crisis. These cycles of drought are unlikely to change – but what has changed is the response.

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Tunisia's fight against Aids hampered by widespread discrimination

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Guardian

Despite a comprehensive approach to combating HIV-Aids, ignorance about the disease pervades Tunisian society

Hamdi Sfaxi, who sells prayer rugs outside his local mosque in Tunis, has heard it all before. "If you're going to treat Aids," he says "you need to know where it came from. It didn't exist in the past. The first person to get Aids was a gay man who had sex with a monkey."

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India's snakebite victims could be offered lifesaving low-cost nasal spray

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Guardian

Nasally administered antidote to snake venom to be trialled in India, where the number of fatalities is the highest in the world

Snakebites are a neglected health problem, despite causing up to 84,000 deaths a year worldwide. A new cheap and easy-to-use nasal spray could help reduce the toll, according to researchers.

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France + 3 others
Migrant arrests at Calais double

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Guardian

French police arrested more than 7,400 migrants trying to cross Channel to Britain in first six months of year

French police arrested more than 7,400 migrants in Calais trying to make their way across the Channel to Britain in the first six months of this year.

The figure is more than double the 3,129 arrested in the same period last year. In the first fortnight of July alone officers detained 1,200 migrants in Calais, the local police prefecture said on Friday.

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From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater

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Guardian

Despite overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, aid spending on prevention and preparedness remains tiny