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21 Feb 2017 description

"The kids love the concept that they're talking to a television"

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a university graduate, Korvi Rakshand wanted nothing more than to help break the cycle of poverty in his native Bangladesh by teaching children on the margins of society.

He rented a single room in a slum for his lessons and provided half a kilo of rice a day to parents as a way of encouraging them to send their children to class.

21 Feb 2017 description

Edible drones filled with food, water or medicine could soon become indispensable in humanitarian emergencies

By Magdalena Mis

LONDON, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Edible drones filled with food, water or medicine could soon become indispensable in humanitarian emergencies by delivering live-saving supplies to remote areas hit by natural disasters or conflict, their designers said on Monday.

20 Feb 2017 description

Some 2.7 million people across half of Kenya's 47 counties have been affected by the drought, declared a national disaster By Anthony Langat

GARISSA, Kenya, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Along a dusty road between the northern Kenyan town of Garissa and the village of Kasha, the carcasses of dozens of cows and goats lie rotting in the heat.

The ground is bare and trees are losing their leaves due to a drought that has persisted for months. There is no pasture for livestock and the foliage they have been eating is becoming scarce.

17 Feb 2017 description

by K. Rajendran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 16 February 2017 07:38 GMT

Cutting out the middleman has helped rural people survive as they face worsening heat and drought as a result of climate change

By K. Rajendran

AGALI, India, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lean black goats owned by the tribal people of Attapadi, in India's Western Ghats, are known for their resilience.

16 Feb 2017 description

90,000 of severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria could starve to death this year - or almost 250 a day

By Kieran Guilbert

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Slumped in his mother's lap in a health clinic in northeast Nigeria, three-year-old Hassan was too drained to cry or protest as the nurse wrapped a tape measure tightly around his arm.