LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Malawi, 29 January
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Malawi floods
With recent flooding and displacement in Malawi heightening children’s vulnerability, UNICEF has intensified its efforts to treat and prevent sickness and malnutrition.
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Sierra Leone 28 January
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Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Social mobilizers empower ‘hotspot’ communities to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. “The only way to ‘bust the hotspot’ is to make sure that community members are empowered, engaged and active,” explains UNICEF Chief in Sierra Leone.
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South Sudan, 27 January
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Child soldiers
After being forced to join an armed group in South Sudan, a boy escapes his life as a combatant, but finds that the freedom of his life before is still far off.
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Mozambique, 28 January
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Flooding raises malaria risk
“The water came suddenly in the middle of the afternoon”, says Nita. “There was nowhere to escape so I climbed into a tree with my three children, tied them up around me with my capulana* and prayed to God we wouldn’t fall.”
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