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12 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

Clár Ní Chonghaile

When a boy in Central African Republic fell under the spell of a militia leader supposedly endowed with magical powers, he felt invincible. With his mentor’s death, he realised he had wasted four years – but a rehabilitation programme is helping him, and other former child soldiers like him, to resume his studies

10 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

By Aidan McQuade

Child labour is, unhappily, sometimes the best option available for very poor families. Yet when children are enslaved, no one cares for their best interests

05 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

Disaster response that involves groups on the ground is often more effective and more timely, but concrete commitments are needed to get funds to local NGOs

Michael Mosselmans
Michael Mosselmans is head of humanitarian programme policy practice and advocacy for Christian Aid

Friday 5 February 2016 05.31 EST Last modified on Friday 5 February 2016 07.22 EST

04 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

As international donors meet in London, humanitarian leaders warn that aid pledges for Syrians are only a part of solution

Aid donations are only one part of a successful response to Europe’s refugee crisis, two humanitarian leaders warned, as international donors, meeting in London on Thursday, pledged billions of pounds to support Syrian refugees stranded in the Middle East.

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04 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

We must match the audacity of the post-second world war European reconstruction programme

As world leaders meet in London to confront the biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war, perhaps the answer we need – and the bold plan we want – can be found 70 years in the past. For only an initiative as ambitious as the postwar Marshall plan can address the chaos of 12 million Syrians displaced from their homes.

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