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31 Oct 2017 description

New, nationwide effort aims to match each "unaccompanied foreign minor" with an Italian citizen who volunteers his or her support

By Vera Haller

PALERMO, Italy, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 16-year-old Bangladeshi boy and the retired Italian social worker made an unlikely pair as they strolled though a Palermo park.

Sharing no common language, the teenager, named Sobuj, and 65-year-old Christiane Frost used Google Translate on her smartphone to figure out what the other was saying.

08 May 2017 description

Over a million people could be living in limbo in West Africa, leaving many unable to work or access healthcare and vulnerable to exploitation

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa has become the first region in the world to adopt an action plan to end statelessness, aiming to help more than one million people without a nationality gain identity papers with new laws and better data, human rights experts said on Monday.

18 Jul 2016 description

Outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu has stoked fears the disease may become endemic in the region

By Magdalena Mis

ROME, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in west and central Africa has stoked fears that the disease may become endemic in the region, with lasting implications for people's livelihoods, the U.N. food agency said on Friday.

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