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World + 1 other
The power of plastic: using pre-paid cards in disaster zones

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Guardian

Getting cash to those who need it can be a slow and dangerous process. Can a digital approach provide the solution?

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Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict

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Guardian

Fears are growing that the economic impact of the Ebola crisis could lead to unrest and political crises in west African countries

Farmers in Liberia are too frightened to work together in their fields, fertilisers and seeds are stuck on the other side of closed borders, markets are almost empty, people have less money because jobs that involve physical contact with others are disappearing, and prices for everything from cassava to palm oil are rising.

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Government and Geldof help transform village at the heart of Ethiopian famine

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Guardian

Hagere Selam has a thriving school and large medical centre, while better irrigation has changed desert into lush green land

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Italy + 3 others
Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers

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Guardian

More than 3,000 minors may have fallen victim to forced labour and sexual exploitation after vanishing from homes and shelters

Thousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling prey to a new and thriving market for child trafficking and forced labour.

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Nigeria + 4 others
What can Nigeria’s Ebola experience teach the world?

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Guardian

World leaders and public health specialists are scrambling to control the outbreak. One of the few bright spots is the success of Nigeria in controlling the disease, which could have spiralled out of control in Africa’s most populous country.