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Humanitarian disaster continues unabated in Haiti

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Humanitarian disaster continues unabated in Haiti

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes how survivors of the Haitian earthquake need quick solutions that may not come in time for the punishing rainy season that starts in May. Eisner says that Haitians now face the looming threat of disease, misery in makeshift tent camps and a lack of adequate food and water.

Posted: March 1, 2010 12:53   Comments: 6
Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

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Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

UNICEF estimates that one billion children live in poverty -- almost every second child in the world. The Philippines can be seen as a microcosm of the problem, with children driven to the streets. One man -- a former child of the streets himself -- is trying to help.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:25   Comments: 25
“Hell Hole” film exposes appalling state of Zimbabwe’s jails

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“Hell Hole” film exposes appalling state of Zimbabwe’s jails

A documentary portraying miserable and unhygienic conditions in Zimbabwe’s jails has prompted the Zimbabwean government to request aid to manage their prison system.

Posted: April 2, 2009 20:42   Comments: 1
Cholera claims more than 560 lives in Zimbabwe

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Cholera claims more than 560 lives in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe declared a national emergency due to a cholera outbreak. Since August, at least 12,546 cases have been reported, according to the U.N.

Posted: December 5, 2008 15:56   Comments: 1

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