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Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes

When I was about 5 years old my aunt took me to visit her step sister at Christmas time. It was a couple of years after the Second World War had ended. Food, money and goods of all kinds were ...

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Terrorist Attacks in Paris: ISIL Claim Responsibility

We would like to offer our sympathy to those affected by the recent string of terrorist attacks in Paris, where at least 128 people were killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are devastated ...

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Meet Jenny!

Meet Jenny. She’s a 25 year old nurse, living with her son and husband in Hong Kong. Jenny was born in China and grew up in a 20m2 apartment with her younger brother and mother. Her mother worked as an ...

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Diary of a VSO Youth Volunteer: More from Kenya

Where to begin… quite a lot has happened since my last update. We teamed up with Kenya Red Cross and spent a day distributing TOMS shoes to local schools around Malindi. The day itself was quite manic because there were ...

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Refugee Week: Go Back To Where You Came From

After the success of the Australian TV documentary ‘s first series, Go Back To Where You Came From returned for a second season: Celebrity Edition. The Award-winning show, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Productions, follows a group of six prominent Australian ...

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Refugee Week: Australia Changes The Rules On Refugees

On the 19th July 2013, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled a new resettlement arrangement for refugees and asylum-seekers coming to Australia by boat, in what he called an attempt to crack down on people smugglers and prevent further ...

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DW Online goes live!

Welcome to the debut issue of DW (Developing Worlds) Online!!!! Who We Are Co-founders Jesamine Ong & Victoria Garside, friends from their school days who are now living on opposite sides of the world, first discussed the idea of an ...

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

On Thursday 30th May 2013 in Phnom Penh, Nuon Chea, the Khmer Rouge’s former ideologue-in-chief admitted his guilt in relation to the Killing Fields and general human rights offences to a UN tribunal. In his words, “I am very regretful ...

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