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South Sudan’s displaced: the voices Obama won’t hear in East Africa

Crystal Wells | 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

As Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia, civil war rages on next door in South Sudan. An estimated 2.2 million people have been driven from their homes as a result of the conflict, 600,000 of them to neighbouring countries, including the two Obama is visiting.

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Topics: south sudan

Preparing for election violence in Burundi

Crystal Wells | 21 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Elections in Burundi are causing turmoil in the country. Rising violence and unrest is directly impacting the lives of thousands of people – we are preparing to help, whatever the outcome.

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Topics: refugees, nutrition, emergency response, Burundi

Terror in the hillsides: eyewitness to the second earthquake

Crystal Wells | 13 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A second major earthquake struck Nepal yesterday causing significant damage to the already devastated country. Concern’s Crystal Wells reports first-hand on her experience of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Bhirkot, Dolakha district yesterday.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Married in the wake of genocide, a couple finds peace in Rwanda

Crystal Wells | 10 February 2015 | 4 Comments

Mukankaka Seraphine and Ruilangwa Vianey have been married for almost 20 years. Their wedding was an attempt to start over after losing nearly all of their loved ones to genocide in Rwanda. This is the story of their remarkable relationship.

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Topics: agriculture, success story, Rwanda, Livelihoods

Four stories from the Mozambique flood

Crystal Wells | 02 February 2015 | 0 Comments

The people of Zambezia Province, Mozambique, have come to expect floods. But torrential rains this January rose to the highest level in 44 years. Havoc was wreaked throughout the province, as bridges, roads, homes and crops were engulfed by water.  

Here are the stories of four Mozambicans whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by the recent floods.

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Topics: floods, mozambique, floods in mozambique

South Sudan: a year at war

Crystal Wells | 07 January 2015 | 0 Comments

On the night of December 15, 2013, shots rang out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. So began a civil war which continues to cause devastation in the country one year on.

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Topics: sanitation, south sudan, nutrition

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