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27 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

The unequal distribution of aid following typhoon Haiyan has caused social divisions and feelings of resentment among some Filipinos

“Look at my house – it’s like a pigsty! My neighbours are lucky. They get to live as human beings, while this — this is for pigs.” In Cando’s community, where shanties display identical wooden walls and shiny white iron roofs, his house sticks out, looking askew and incomplete. His walls are sheets of corrugated iron tied together with a plastic tarpaulin as a makeshift roof, making the interiors stiflingly hot.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

In a country where conflict has left almost 2 million people displaced, the town of Ganyiel offers relatively safe harbour. But food is scarce and child malnutrition rates at critical levels.

Angela has been living in the remote town of Ganyiel, in South Sudan’s Unity state, for 18 months. Trying to feed her five children has been hard.

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24 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

A $60m project that brings two new drugs to the treatment of tuberculosis offers hope to Ethiopians with the multi-drug resistant form of the disease

When Endalkachew Fekadu contracted a strain of drug-resistant tuberculosis 12 years ago, it was still considered a death sentence by health professionals in Ethiopia.

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24 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

With Uganda expecting 60,000 new cases of TB a year, small private clinics in the slums of Kampala have become the focus for fighting the disease

24 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

To mark world water day, we look at how simple technology to harvest water in semi-arid areas has transformed prospects for Kenyan women

It’s mid-morning and the sun is blazing. It is so hot that germinating seeds struggle to grow.

In Moi Ndabi, about 44km (27 miles) south of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha in Nakuru County, the vegetation dotted sparingly across the village has turned yellow.

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