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  • Unstoppable Love

    It’s hard to imagine suddenly losing one of your parents and your home. But this is what happened to young Sandip*, from a small village in western Nepal. In August 2014 the unthinkable happened: catastrophic flooding destroyed 3,000 homes, including Sandip’s. And the flood took something even more precious from him – his father.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Colombia

    Home to Latin America’s longest-running civil conflict, Colombia is a nation where children face huge challenges. As a result of disrupted education and poverty, a large number of children live on the streets and child labour is common. Tearfund has been working in Colombia since 1980, with a strong focus on helping vulnerable children.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Burundi

    Burundi, in East Africa, is one of the poorest nations in the world. The mostly rural population are almost entirely reliant on agriculture for their income. However, over-exploitation of the land has resulted in soil infertility, leading to widespread food shortages. Climate change and political instability have only made the situation worse, with many families fleeing to neighbouring countries. This is what led to Beni* being abandoned.

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  • In the Father's arms

    Omar’s daughter couldn’t walk, and no one knew why. When the time came for them to flee war-torn Syria, he had to carry her to safety – more than 300 miles away. Tens of thousands of refugees continue to pour out of Syria and sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the countries hosting refugees lack the infrastructure and finance to look after them, so many families fall through the cracks. That’s what happened to Omar* and his family.

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  • A friend in need

    Ruth and her eight-year-old daughter did not know they were HIV positive until Ruth was tested during her third pregnancy. ‘It was very hard for me –…

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  • Special measures

    How a village in Peru pulled together and lifted their local school out of ‘special measures’ and into excellence. Yanelli is eight years old and lives in the village of Aylambo in Peru. She is smart, eager to learn and has big dreams. ‘I want to study a lot; when I grow up, I want to be a nurse... I will heal all the children in my community,’ she says.

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    I choose peace

    ‘As I looked at the three young boys – their shoulders slouched with a heaviness and their eyes filled with pain – I could only admire their courage in choosing a journey of peace over raging conflict,’ reflects Tearfund’s Mariam Tadros following a recent visit to Nigeria.

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