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Nellie Peyton

Don't treat us like zoo animals, say trafficking survivors

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of child trafficking said they do not want sympathy but to be taken seriously as they called on Wednesday for an end to the global scourge of child trafficking and exploitation.

African islands call for help as climate change worsens health

Nov 08 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African island states this week said they need more help to cope with the health impacts of climate change, from worsening nutrition to a resurgence in mosquito-borne disease.

As slavery evolves in Mauritania, silent victims prove harder to find

Nov 06 2018

DAR EL BARKA, Mauritania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Day after day, Aminetou Mint Yarg and her fellow villagers in southern Mauritania haul water from the river and tend to their crops under a burning desert sun.

Mauritanian activists hail U.S. decision to end trade deal over slavery

Nov 06 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mauritanian activists on Tuesday praised the United States' decision to end trade benefits over the practice of slavery and called on other states to follow suit with sanctions.

Electric car demand fueling rise in child labor in DR Congo: campaigners

Nov 02 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Demand for electric vehicles is fueling a rise in child labor in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands.

Forced out of Angola, Congolese migrant workers left with no food or shelter

Nov 01 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 300,000 Congolese forced out of Angola have flooded into a conflict-prone region where they have no food or shelter, aid agencies said on Wednesday, warning of an emerging crisis. | Video

Raped then jailed: Mauritanian women fight to end victim blaming

Oct 30 2018

NOUAKCHOTT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Khady knew the man who waited outside her house one evening, followed her down a dark street and put his hand over her mouth. She had refused his offer of marriage several months before.

Surge in militant violence halts aid in Chad's lake region - U.N.

Oct 26 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A surge in militant violence has forced several major aid agencies to suspend operations in part of western Chad, leaving tens of thousands of people without food and health services for weeks, the United Nations said on Friday.

When do-gooders do harm: Liberia rape scandal shifts aid sector spotlight

Oct 26 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rape scandal at a U.S. charity in Liberia has exposed the dangers of small, unregulated organizations escaping scrutiny over sexual abuse in the aid world, humanitarian experts said.

RPT-Spike in Ebola cases pushes Congo outbreak to 'tipping point' - aid workers

Oct 11 2018

DAKAR, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies said on Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could be tipping into a wider crisis as the number of new cases spiked and violence grounded health workers for a second time.

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