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Music is being used to educate people about important issues in the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, lyrics carry critical messages that can be the difference between life and death.
Actor and Concern Worldwide global ambassador, Toni Collette has just returned from a visit to Haiti where she saw our work firsthand. Four and a half years ago, the country was brought to a standstill after a devastating earthquake destroyed the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Three years ago this week, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation, brimming with optimism and hope after decades of civil war.
The death toll from the ebola virus disease epidemic, now in three capital cities and spreading, stands at 1,841 as of 31 August. The current west African outbreak, which was first diagnosed in Guinea in February, has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.
In the past, there were no sophisticated systems in place to track food availability in countries that were prone to drought and conflict, or where harvests simply failed due to weather conditions. Today, all of that has changed and the occurrence of famine is generally caused by gross political failure. This is one of the scandals of our age.