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Homeland star Damian Lewis backing calls to help West Africa food crisis

Homeland star Damian Lewis backing calls to help West Africa food crisis

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2012 15:26 BST

ACTOR Damian Lewis has backed calls to help millions of children caught up in West Africa's food crisis. The British-born star of Homeland and his family sponsor 11-year-old Marie in Burkina Faso, one of the countries affected, through Plan UK

SOUTH SUDAN: CONFLICT FEARS COMPOUNDED BY SHORTAGE OF FOOD AND HARD CASH

SOUTH SUDAN: CONFLICT FEARS COMPOUNDED BY SHORTAGE OF FOOD AND HARD CASH

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2012 13:51 BST

FOOD price rises, a shortage of hard currency and the threat of war, are fuelling hunger in the world’s newest nation. Aid workers from Plan International, one of the country’s largest children’s charities, say that six zones across the nation are at risk of chronic and acute food shortages.

Women in Britain half as likely to save as women in Ghana

Women in Britain half as likely to save as women in Ghana

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2012 15:04 GMT

New study into attitudes towards money reveals starkly different outlooks on savings, social aspirations and employment prospects among low income women. London and Accra, March 5 2012: New research from Barclays, CARE International UK and Plan UK has found that nearly half of low-income women in Britain fail to save any money each month.

High-tech tools to be showcased at aid fair

High-tech tools to be showcased at aid fair

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2012 14:44 GMT

A HIGH-TECH aid fair next week will look at how media and communications solutions can revolutionise front-line humanitarian relief work. State-of-the-art technology will be showcased, including suitcase-sized pop-up radio stations and two-way text message approaches.

Sierra Leone stalked by cholera

Sierra Leone stalked by cholera

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2012 15:46 GMT

More than 2,000 cases of highly contagious cholera, transmitted by dirty drinking water, have been confirmed in Sierra Leone, claiming 34 lives. Clinics in Pujehun, southern province, are so overstretched patients are being treated outdoors, reports children’s charity Plan International.

Flooding hits four million in Colombia

Flooding hits four million in Colombia

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2011 08:39 GMT

MORE than four million Colombians are caught up in the country’s worst flooding for 40 years, reports children’s charity Plan International.

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Top girls' schools to hear child marriage work

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2011 12:46 GMT

A LEADING child rights campaigner is to address heads from the country’s top girls’ schools at a Bristol conference tomorrow (23).

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Hunger haunts Niger once more

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2011 14:53 GMT

FAMILIES in Niger are facing another food crisis this year after grain production fell by a quarter, warns children’s charity Plan International.

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