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Caroline Mutoko
A Question of Dignity

Some parts of East Africa and the Horn are experiencing the worst drought in 60 years. In Kenya, a local initiative, Kenyans for Kenya, has rallied citizens to donate funds to feed the hungry; much of the money has been raised through cash transfers done by mobile phone. Caroline Mutoko, a presenter at KISS FM, one of the country’s biggest radio stations, has been one of the campaign’s most vocal supporters. In this IRIN film, she explains the objectives of Kenyans for Kenya.

Bus Schools
Bus Schools

Millions of children living in the slums of Delhi in India do not have access to formal education. Many families prefer their children to work and earn an income rather than attend school. “It’s bad when we are told that we are an illiterate group and that we don’t know anything,” says Nishi, one of the children enrolled in the “bus schools.” They are built from converted school buses that visit contact points in the city, teaching an estimated 300 children for two hours daily. The aim of the bus schools is to eventually enroll the children in formal education in government schools.

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Forced to Flee: Nigeria’s Oil Delta

In this IRIN Film, internally displaced people flee violence in Nigeria’s Delta region and are taken in by a poor widow who can barely feed herself.

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The Shadows of Peace: Life After the LRA

In Northern Uganda the bells of peace are starting to ring out. But after two decades of death, displacement and trauma, the obstacles on the path toward peace could be just as challenging as the war itself.
IRIN Films.

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Forced to Flee: Liberia’s Child Soldiers

A piece from IRIN Films about ex-child soldier Emmanuel, who witnessed his own parents’ murder, and as a consequence, can never go back to his childhood village in Liberia.

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Home Alone – AIDS Orphans in Uganda

In this film produced by IRIN, a family of four children whose parents have died of AIDS raise themselves alone. Ambrose, the eldest, makes bricks to bring in money for food, while dreaming of becoming an engineer.

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The Weigh Scale

The Weigh Scale, produced by IRIN Films, introduces 14-year-old Sori, who never knew his father, was abandoned by his mother and left to fend for himself in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. At night he goes to a park in the center of the city with a set of scales and weighs people for money – to pay for his schooling.

Elephantiasis
Elephantiasis

This film was produced by IRIN as part of their series, Neglected Diseases. Elephantiasis affects millions of people worldwide and although it can be prevented, the disease has no cure, and access to treatment in the developing world is hampered by stigma and poor health infrastructure.

Nodding Disease
Nodding Disease

This film was produced by IRIN as part of their series, Neglected Diseases. Nodding disease first emerged in the Sudan in the 1980s. A neurological disease characterized by episodes of nodding and seizures, it now affects a growing number of children in Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania. There is little understanding of the disease, no known treatment and no cure.

Surviving Rape
Surviving Rape

An IRIN Films video in the Kids in the City series exploring South Africa’s efforts to educate very young children in the townships on how to avoid and survive rape.

Breaking Rocks
Breaking Rocks

An IRIN Films video in the Kids in the City series on children in Sierra Leone who work in stone quarries breaking rocks to be able to afford school fees.

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Forced to Flee – Cambodia’s Rapid Development

This video from IRIN, a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, presents the moving story of 50-year-old Sum Rin, displaced from a shanty town in the centre of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to make way for a new commercial development.

Drug-Resistant TB
Drug-Resistant TB

Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing global threat. Between 2004 and 2008, more than 24,000 cases of MDR-TB were diagnosed in South Africa but the total numbers are estimated to be even higher. In response, the NGO Médecins Sans Frontières and the City of Cape Town Health Department designed a community-based pilot project for the treatment and support of people with drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, an informal settlement of about 1.5 million people.

Produced by IRIN Films.

Kala Azar
Kala Azar

Kala Azar is a deadly, yet treatable parasitic disease which affects half a million people a year across the world. It is endemic in many parts of India and east Africa, including the Pokot region of northwest Kenya, where international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has had great success with a treatment programme. But lack of access to information and adequate medical care in much of Kenya allows Kala Azar to kill thousands of people every year.
Produced by IRIN Global.

Slum Survivors Part 3

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Slum Survivors Part 2

Worldwide, more than a billion people live in slums. As many as one million of them in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. Slum Survivors tells the stories of a few of them and charts their remarkable courage in the face of extreme poverty. FOR SLUM SURVIVORS PART 3, CLICK HERE

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Forced to Flee – The Philippines

An IRIN film about Pepito Akero, who is taking care of his children in a displaced persons camp in Legaspi, The Philippines, after a landslide killed his wife and ruined his rice fields.

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Slum Survivors Part 1

Worldwide, more than a billion people live in slums, with as many as one million of them in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. Most of Kibera’s residents have to scrape a living outside the formal economy. Somehow they survive. SLUM SURVIVORS tells the stories of six people who live in Kibera and their remarkable courage in the face of extreme poverty.

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Gem Slaves

Mererani in northern Tanzania is the only place on earth where the precious stone tanzanite is mined. Every day thousands of children risk their lives in poorly constructed mine shafts for barely a meal a day. Despite efforts to curb this deadly practice, the global thirst for tanzanite continues to drive these children underground.

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Gem Slaves – Part 2

Mererani in northern Tanzania is the only place on earth where the precious stone tanzanite is mined. Every day thousands of children risk their lives in poorly constructed mine shafts for barely a meal a day. Despite efforts to curb this deadly practice, the global thirst for tanzanite continues to drive these children underground.