LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Ethiopia
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Community-based approaches improve nutrition
Enalem Asnakew had no idea why her one-year-old son Misganaw Asmare would not stop vomiting. His arms, legs, and abdomen were swollen and his appetite was failing. After about a month, she had had enough and decided to bring him to the local hospital...
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South Sudan
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“I didn't know if he was alive”: Former child soldier reunited with family
The boy* felt almost safe. His uniform of the last three years had been replaced by jeans and a bright orange football shirt. He stepped off the helicopter and took in the commotion at the airstrip, overwhelmed.
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Somalia
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Support reaches families affected by Cyclone Sagar
On 19 May 2018, Tropical Cyclone Sagar made landfall along the coast of north-western Somaliland and Djibouti leaving havoc and death in its wake. A week later the death toll is estimated at 50 persons with more than 10 still missing and 80 per cent of...
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Kenya
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Drops of life: Nairobi fights polio in vaccination drive
Since early morning, the eager residents had watched the pitching of tents, the setting up of music equipment and keenly followed as the health workers wore yellow, informational aprons and plastered walls with posters and banners.
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