LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
South Sudan, 25 August
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A struggle against starvation
As a food crisis threatens millions in conflict-stricken South Sudan, families are eating whatever they can to survive. Without more urgent international help, many will likely die of starvation.
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Somalia, 26 August
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Women lead
Ms Mohamed heads a local committee in the village of Rabable to manage and maintain the water system. Before the water system was built, members of the village had to walk 2 km to collect water, a burden mainly shouldered by the women and children.
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Zimbabwe, 22 August
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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week
“Let me challenge all employers in Zimbabwe to develop child-friendly environments by advocating for breastfeeding breaks and workplace child-friendly rooms,” calls the Minister of Health and Childcare, stressing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding.
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Ethiopia, 25 August
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South Sudanese refugees
UNICEF provides much needed clean water to new refugees from South Sudan and the local communities hosting them to reduce the burden on local services and prevent potential conflict over this valuable resource.
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