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Merlin joins Jaro

Merlin joins Jaro

News   •   May 10, 2013 16:48 BST

Merlin has become a founding charity partner of Jaro - a new global game for good aiming to raise a billion dollars for charitable causes. Jaro is asking people to help raise US$1 billion and decide how to split it between charitable causes and one lucky winner. The decision is entirely in the public’s hands.

1995 – War in Chechnya

1995 – War in Chechnya

News   •   May 10, 2013 10:52 BST

In 1995, just two years after Merlin was founded, we had already responded to crises caused by conflict. At that time there had been growing concern about the humanitarian situation in Chechnya, following the outbreak of war with Russia in November 1994.

1993 – Conflict in Nagorno Karabakh

1993 – Conflict in Nagorno Karabakh

News   •   May 10, 2013 10:42 BST

In 2013 Merlin celebrates its 20th anniversary; here we take a look back over one of our first missions in the region of Nagorno Karabakh.

Pregnancy can kill

Pregnancy can kill

News   •   May 02, 2013 16:24 BST

Collette is the only chance Sabina has left in the world. They first met only 5 days ago. Sabina’s baby is dying and without Collette’s constant love and care, she will die too.

Rising malnutrition in Philippines - Typhoon Bopha

Rising malnutrition in Philippines - Typhoon Bopha

News   •   Apr 15, 2013 11:20 BST

Continued bad weather that triggered flooding and landslides months after Typhoon Bopha battered the Philippines southern Island of Mindanao is still causing health problems and turning lives upside down. Merlin has set up mobile health clinics working in the affected communities, including many in the remote areas of Davao Oriental.

HIV in Kenya - Alice's journey

HIV in Kenya - Alice's journey

News   •   Apr 15, 2013 11:15 BST

When Alice Achieng was pregnant with Okampo she found out she was HIV positive. Life took an unexpected turn for her, but she made it something very positive.

Tuberculosis in Myanmar: Saving Myint Oo

Tuberculosis in Myanmar: Saving Myint Oo

News   •   Mar 25, 2013 10:13 GMT

On World Tuberculosis Day 2013, Sunday 24th March, we want to share Aung Myint Oo's journey with tuberculosis (TB) and how Merlin is helping banish TB from the world. Aung Myint Oo lives in Eastern Khone Thar village in Kalay township, Myanmar. At the age of 26, he supports a family of seven with farming and other manual work.

Adbia's story: A courageous mother

Adbia's story: A courageous mother

News   •   Feb 27, 2013 18:13 GMT

Adbia Hossain is anxious. She fears for the life of her baby girl, Socado who is severely malnourished. Socado also has a bad cough, oral thrush and rashes on her body, perhaps from a previous measles infection.

Fatima’s fight against tuberculosis

Fatima’s fight against tuberculosis

News   •   Feb 26, 2013 15:42 GMT

Fatima Suliman is 25 years old and has tuberculosis (TB), a destructive disease which claims a life every 15 seconds, despite being curable. Starting with a simple cough and fever, for a while Fatima tried many types of treatment. Nothing was working and over time Fatima’s condition deteriorated. She was losing hope.

Building health care in hard to reach areas

Building health care in hard to reach areas

News   •   Feb 18, 2013 12:12 GMT

In South Sudan, where only one in four people have access to medical facilities, virtually everyone qualifies as ‘hard to reach’. Decades of war have left the majority of South Sudan’s population without access to any form of healthcare. Expanding that access brings serious challenges, and Merlin meets them every day.

A true love tale

A true love tale

News   •   Feb 13, 2013 18:44 GMT

On Valentine’s Day, we want to introduce you to Thomas and Elizabeth - a couple from Kenya who have kept their love alive despite a huge challenge.

Healthcare crisis at breaking point in Syria

Healthcare crisis at breaking point in Syria

News   •   Feb 13, 2013 12:36 GMT

After almost two years of increasingly violent conflict, the humanitarian crisis in Syria is severe. Merlin is supporting health workers across Syria to provide emergency healthcare deep inside war torn areas.

Tackling yellow fever in Sudan

Tackling yellow fever in Sudan

News   •   Jan 24, 2013 11:54 GMT

Merlin is helping to vaccinate over three million people in the Darfur region of Sudan which has been affected by the mosquito-spread disease yellow fever since September 2012.

Pulpit performance helps International Health Organisation share the spirit of Christmas

Pulpit performance helps International Health Organisation share the spirit of Christmas

News   •   Oct 17, 2012 14:23 BST

ITV news presenter and TV celebrity Natasha Kaplinsky is swapping her on-screen role for an altogether different performance in support of a UK-founded global health charity. Merlin – which provides medical care to people caught up in conflict and natural disasters – is delighted that Natasha is one of the ‘readers’ for Merlin’s carol service on November 28.