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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Nigeria

    Despite its immense resources Nigeria suffers from widespread poverty. Years of debilitating military rule have left its people vulnerable to corruption, economic instability and human rights violations. More than 7 million people in the north east of Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Myanmar

    Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and is bordered by India, China, Laos and Thailand. It’s an incredibly diverse nation, with 135 official ethnic groups and 119 different languages. Sadly, this has often led to sectarian violence. Last year saw the exodus of hundreds of thousands of the Rohingya people to neighbouring Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Northern Rakhine State.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Lebanon

    Lebanon is home to a rich diversity of ethnic and religious groups. Unfortunately, this has meant that it has also experienced a significant amount of civil conflict, while at the same time playing host to many refugees: one in four people in Lebanon is now a Syrian refugee. Tearfund has been working in Lebanon since early 2013, in response to the refugee crisis caused by the conflict in Syria.

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  • Rohingya people

    A tale of two floods

    On 4 May last year, Jacob Sarker started his new role as Tearfund’s Country Representative for Bangladesh. On 30 May, Cyclone Mora hit the south of…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Guatemala

    The cradle of Mayan civilisation, Guatemala's great natural beauty and strong indigenous culture have often been overshadowed by civil war. It is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters: there are a number of active volcanoes in Guatemala, and frequent earthquakes.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Egypt

    Egypt is classed as a middle-income country. However, there are still high levels of poverty, made worse by high unemployment rates and a growing population. The arrival of large numbers of refugees from neighbouring countries, especially Syria, and the blight of corruption and violence contribute to making Egypt both politically and economically fragile.

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