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Field stories | 2014


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In Indonesia, building new traditions for a healthier future
BANGGANG, Indonesia, 19 June 2014 - In the village of Banggang, Central Java, located in the shadows of the active volcano Mount Merapi, mothers are learning a new way to feed their babies.

In rural China, an innovative solution to reaching to vulnerable children
YUNCHENG, China, 23 May 2014 - Panpan has had to grow up quickly. Her mother left when she was only a year old, and her father works in a faraway town. Now just 8 years old, Panpan lives with her grandmother and grandfather in a rural village

Broken by Typhoon Haiyan, the cold chain gets up and running again
TANAUAN, Philippines, 11 April 2014 – Dylin Cortez was nine months pregnant when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines. As the storm surge rushed into the house she shared with her husband and six children, the water quickly rose up to her neck.

In South Sudan, community volunteers clear the way for the arrival of life-saving supplies
South Sudan, 28 March 2014 - Every topic, every occupation has misconceptions nailed to it. Simplistic notions in which people and ideas fit. Solicitors are shifty, tradesman are tardy, facebookers are fickle,

Children displaced by violence in the Central African Republic face great risks
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 21 March 2014 – On a sunny Sunday morning in early January, the tones of reggae-flavoured Christmas carols filter over the Boy-Rabe monastery complex in the capital of the Central African Republic.

Three months on, back to Tacloban, and back to school
TACLOBAN, Philippines, 7 February 2014 – Edegario, 12, points to where his house used to be. Two broken wooden poles are all that remains.

Bringing learning to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 10 January 2014 – Many of the younger children struggle to hold a pen. Some don’t know how; others have forgotten.

In the Philippines, children ring in the new school year
SAN ROQUE, Philippines, 8 January 2014 – As the morning sun rises over the ocean, the neighbourhood of San Roque is buzzing with activity. Children are bathing, having breakfast and preparing to go back to school

In Lebanon, a Syrian-Palestinian refugee girl looks for her path
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 6 January 2014 – Aya carefully sweeps the floor of the dimly lit room where she, her four siblings and her parents have lived since they arrived in Lebanon from the Syrian Arab Republic.



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