LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
South Sudan, 18 December
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A mother's nightmare
It was a cold and dark April evening in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Bor, Jonglei State, when Alice*, a 25-year old mother of three, displaced by the conflict that broke out in South Sudan last December, began to worry – again.
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Sierrra Leone, 18 December
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Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Siblings Jusif and Bilikisu Koroma have survived Ebola. Now back in the community, they have joined other survivors in the care centres and hospitals in which the battle against the virus is being fought.
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Somalia, 17 December
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Polio eradication
FAO, WHO & UNICEF join forces to fight against polio. Specialized teams of vaccinators crisscrossed Somalia’s northern Puntland region and vaccinated over 26,000 children under 10 against polio - a third of whom had never been vaccinated before.
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Ethiopia, 15 December
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Refugee children
One year on – South Sudan refugee children still in need of life saving support. The scale of the crisis in the world’s youngest country is staggering. Since the conflict started, more than 190,900 refugees have crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella Region.
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