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Tracing the bitter truth of chocolate and child labour

In a village in Ghana, Kenyon met 12-year-old Ouare Fatao Kwakou, who was sold to traffickers by his uncle and taken from neighbouring and impoverished Burkina Faso to work as a cocoa picker. ...Read More

Famine in East Africa: How you can help

Twelve million people are facing a hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and they are in desperate need of help. The United Nations declared a famine in parts of southern Somalia, calling for a widespread international response to end the suffering. ...Read More

Feeding centre nourishes fleeing Somalis

Hundreds of Somali women, huddled together with their children, queue for hours for their first cooked meal in days, having walked long distances to flee drought, famine and conflict. ...Read More

Madagascar maids: Misery in the Middle East

Forced to work as a "slave maid" for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa - a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar - finally achieved her freedom in March. ...Read More

Cholera deaths increase to 109 in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of deaths caused by cholera in the Dominican Republic have increased to 109, and there are 15,876 suspect cases, according to government figures released on Friday. ...Read More

What has caused the East Africa crisis?

The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of Somalia, as the worst drought for 60 years forces thousands of people to flee their homes and cross the country's borders in search of aid. ...Read More
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