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13 Feb 2012 description
report Merlin

Valentine’s Day means red roses and romance for many but the downside of passion and unprotected sex is the vast number of people in pain and in danger of death from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

In the countries where medical aid charity Merlin works, STIs number in the top five reasons for adults seeking health care. In countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, women have limited access to contraception and often have no choice, or control, when it comes to sex.

06 Sep 2011 description

Aid agencies urge donors to get priorities for newest nation right from the start

A coalition of 38 aid agencies today (Tuesday 06 September 2011) called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence in Jonglei state increased emergency needs.