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FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving one-third of the population in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.

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Children lacking boots play in the snow in sandals
December 9, 2013

Children lacking boots play in the snow in sandals

The Gegharkunik region of Armenia is considered the coldest in the country. In winter, the high temperature can be 4 below zero, while at night it may drop to 22...

Drug shortage prolongs misery of worm-infected patients
August 13, 2013

Clinic drug shortage intensifies worm-infected patients’ misery

Too often, poverty renders basic medicines and supplies inaccessible at local clinics. When that happens, easily treatable ailments threaten the lives of young...

Intestinal worms drain the life out of children
April 26, 2013

Intestinal worms drain the life out of children

Children like Samuel need life-saving deworming medication. Tragically, because of poverty, these drugs are often in short supply in places where they’re desperately...

Poverty means freezing winters without warm clothing
December 4, 2012

Poverty means freezing winters without warm clothing

Struggles for families in need intensify during Armenia’s long, frigid winters. Some are forced into the unimaginable position of choosing between buying food or warm...

Ragged clothing, serious illness: Hallmarks of vicious poverty
September 5, 2012

Ragged clothing, serious illness: Hallmarks of vicious poverty

Mabvuto was forced to drop out of school because he had nothing to wear but tattered clothes and routinely suffered from preventable illness. Access to basic clothing...

A special ‘medicine’ protects family from waterborne illness
August 1, 2011

A special ‘medicine’ protects family from waterborne illness

Betty and her children have to rely on filthy water from a pond three miles away that often made them sick. But thanks to a simple product known as PUR, this family can...