Sunday, August 18, 2021 - As power dynamics are changing across Afghanistan, International aid agency World Vision warns that countless more vulnerable children will pay the ultimate price as they are caught in the maelstrom.
Life has always been hard for the Rakhine population, but it has only been made worse by the recent military coup in February 2021. Coupled with a second wave of Covid-19 and a crippled economy, families in Rakhine state live in constant fear and are struggling to access basic necessities and feed their children.
In Ethiopia, a region is facing a dire humanitarian crisis as ongoing conflict drives children and families from homes and deeper into despair. 4.5 million people need emergency food assistance, as many as 2.3 million of whom are children.
I witness the special moment of a child toddling towards the photos hung on pegs in the middle of the room. The room is quiet as he heads in a specific direction and stops in front of a picture. He turns back to his grandmother, with his thumb in his mouth, for assistance.
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