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Worst humanitarian crises

<p>Aid group Doctors Without Borders lists violence against civillians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as Number 1 on its annual list of the world's 10 worst humanitarian crises.      War-orphan Faustin Mugisa, 8, who has machete scars on his head and body, stands at the Kizito orphanage in Bunia in northeastern Congo February 24, 2009. Mugisa was left for dead in a pile of corpses when ethnic Lendu militiamen hacked to death his mother and seven siblings in 2003. Mugisa's father discovered him alive and took him to the bush to recover, but his father was later hacked to death by the same militia group. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Aid group Doctors Without Borders lists violence against civillians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as Number 1 on its annual list of the world's 10 worst humanitarian crises. War-orphan Faustin Mugisa, 8, who has machete scars on his...more

Aid group Doctors Without Borders lists violence against civillians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as Number 1 on its annual list of the world's 10 worst humanitarian crises. War-orphan Faustin Mugisa, 8, who has machete scars on his head and body, stands at the Kizito orphanage in Bunia in northeastern Congo February 24, 2009. Mugisa was left for dead in a pile of corpses when ethnic Lendu militiamen hacked to death his mother and seven siblings in 2003. Mugisa's father discovered him alive and took him to the bush to recover, but his father was later hacked to death by the same militia group. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>2. Violence, civillians cut off from aid in Afghanistan.   A victim of a blast is led away from the site in Kabul December 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

2. Violence, civillians cut off from aid in Afghanistan. A victim of a blast is led away from the site in Kabul December 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

2. Violence, civillians cut off from aid in Afghanistan. A victim of a blast is led away from the site in Kabul December 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>3. Violence and lack of access to health care in Somalia.   An internally displaced Somali woman holds her daughter outside their makeshift shelter at a camp in the outskirts of Mogadishu, November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta </p>

3. Violence and lack of access to health care in Somalia. An internally displaced Somali woman holds her daughter outside their makeshift shelter at a camp in the outskirts of Mogadishu, November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

3. Violence and lack of access to health care in Somalia. An internally displaced Somali woman holds her daughter outside their makeshift shelter at a camp in the outskirts of Mogadishu, November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

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<p>4. Violence, lack of aid in northern Yemen.   A displaced child stands by a tent at al-Mazraq refugee camp, near the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada October 19, 2009. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

4. Violence, lack of aid in northern Yemen. A displaced child stands by a tent at al-Mazraq refugee camp, near the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada October 19, 2009. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

4. Violence, lack of aid in northern Yemen. A displaced child stands by a tent at al-Mazraq refugee camp, near the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada October 19, 2009. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>5. Violence, disease, lack of health care in southern Sudan, Darfur.   Displaced Sudanese women wait to consult a doctor at the maternity department of an International Commitee of the Red Cross clinic in Abu Shouk IDP camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur, March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

5. Violence, disease, lack of health care in southern Sudan, Darfur. Displaced Sudanese women wait to consult a doctor at the maternity department of an International Commitee of the Red Cross clinic in Abu Shouk IDP camp in Al Fasher, northern...more

5. Violence, disease, lack of health care in southern Sudan, Darfur. Displaced Sudanese women wait to consult a doctor at the maternity department of an International Commitee of the Red Cross clinic in Abu Shouk IDP camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur, March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>6. Inadequate funding for treatment of childhood      malnutrition.   Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

6. Inadequate funding for treatment of childhood malnutrition. Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13,...more

6. Inadequate funding for treatment of childhood malnutrition. Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>7. Civilians trapped in war-torn Sri Lanka .  Soldiers stand guard near internally displaced Sri Lankan ethnic Tamils at a camp for the displaced in Vavuniya November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

7. Civilians trapped in war-torn Sri Lanka . Soldiers stand guard near internally displaced Sri Lankan ethnic Tamils at a camp for the displaced in Vavuniya November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

7. Civilians trapped in war-torn Sri Lanka . Soldiers stand guard near internally displaced Sri Lankan ethnic Tamils at a camp for the displaced in Vavuniya November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>8. Stagnated funding for treatment of AIDS/HIV.   An HIV-infected child walks alone at a red ribbon primary school known as the Green Harbour in Linfen, Shanxi province November 29, 2009. The school, operated by a hospital since 2004, provides cultural courses and lodging for 14 HIV-infected children aged 10 to 14.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

8. Stagnated funding for treatment of AIDS/HIV. An HIV-infected child walks alone at a red ribbon primary school known as the Green Harbour in Linfen, Shanxi province November 29, 2009. The school, operated by a hospital since 2004, provides...more

8. Stagnated funding for treatment of AIDS/HIV. An HIV-infected child walks alone at a red ribbon primary school known as the Green Harbour in Linfen, Shanxi province November 29, 2009. The school, operated by a hospital since 2004, provides cultural courses and lodging for 14 HIV-infected children aged 10 to 14. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>9. Violence, civilian neglect in Pakistan.   A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood </p>

9. Violence, civilian neglect in Pakistan. A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons...more

9. Violence, civilian neglect in Pakistan. A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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<p>10. Lack of research, treatment of neglected diseases kala azar, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Buruli ulcer.   Guatemalan health inspector Leonardo Zepeda prepares to fumigate an adobe hut in the village of San Cristobal, Guatemala April 22, 2008. The home is infested with the Tritomo Dimidiata or 'Chiche Picuda', a cockroach-sized insect that usually sucks blood from around the victim's mouth and carries the Chagas Disease. Chagas infects nearly 10 million people in Latin America a year and kills tens of thousands. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair </p>

10. Lack of research, treatment of neglected diseases kala azar, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Buruli ulcer. Guatemalan health inspector Leonardo Zepeda prepares to fumigate an adobe hut in the village of San Cristobal, Guatemala April 22,...more

10. Lack of research, treatment of neglected diseases kala azar, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Buruli ulcer. Guatemalan health inspector Leonardo Zepeda prepares to fumigate an adobe hut in the village of San Cristobal, Guatemala April 22, 2008. The home is infested with the Tritomo Dimidiata or 'Chiche Picuda', a cockroach-sized insect that usually sucks blood from around the victim's mouth and carries the Chagas Disease. Chagas infects nearly 10 million people in Latin America a year and kills tens of thousands. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

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