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Blythswood and Birchwood: Saving lives in Serbia

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“They were screaming in terror, badly cut, bruised and in shock. The inside of the car was full of freezing water ….”

Romania's orphans: Where are they now?

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The images shocked us all. Romania’s orphans lay in their beds, staring unblinkingly through their cot bars at cameras: victims of physical and sexual abuse, their behaviour controlled by drugs. Some were lying in their own excrement. Some were tied to their beds. All had lived a sub-human...

The saucepan and the corn flour: Ugandan atrocities leave their mark

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“We knew the rebels’ message was serious: If your teacher comes to school, tell him to bring a saucepan and the students to bring corn flour.” As a former child soldier told us this story, we listened, bewildered. Why was that message ‘serious’. What did the saucepan and corn flour mean?

Sierra Leone: Aftermath of the blood bath

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When the wounding is done, and you are left alone and bleeding, where can you turn in a war torn environment?

Hunger, the Silent Killer

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They call it the silent killer. Hunger is responsible for more deaths per hour, per day, than any other force on the planet, war, HIV, climate change included.

Legacy of Chernobyl: Radiation’s long fingered reach

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Two decades after the tragedy at Chernobyl, a tired eeriness still hovers over parts of the Ukraine, the shadow of the nuclear accident still blighting the lives of local people.

Decades of instability: The struggle in Guinea Bissau

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An attempted coup was not on the plan when UK aid workers drove their humanitarian cargo half way around the world to help one of the planet’s poorest nations.

Uprooted and forgotten: The atrocities nobody cared about

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For twenty years the world stood by with little interest as civil war wrought wanton destruction on Uganda. Why, then, would anyone care now that peace has finally been negotiated?

Jeffrey Sachs Shares on a Panel for the New UN and Business Website During the World Economic Forum

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A special panel focused on business & United Nations partnerships was held during the 2010 World Economic Forum.

Raising the Bar: Media Social Responsibility

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This article, originally published two years ago, has now been adapted to include more recent research.