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Haiti - Hurricane Matthew

At the beginning of October Hurricane Matthew hit the Caribbean as one of the strongest hurricanes in decades. The countries that took the heaviest damages are Venezuela, Columbia as well as Cuba and Haiti. While the situation in the other countries has already eased up close to being back to normal, Haiti is still suffering from the hurricane's impact. In total Matthew took some 800 lives. In some parts of the island about 95% of all buildings were damaged. Especially Haiti`s south was hit severely.

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Mexico - Vegetable gardens for Pepenadores

In 2014 over 2.5 million inhabitants of the Mexican state of Oaxaca were living below the poverty line. Most of those people are living in slums, which are endlessly growing right on the doorstep of big cities. Often they are located close to huge waste disposal sites. Amongst the most severe problems within these areas are the lack of access to education, basic infrastructure, proper health care and food.

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Iraq - Refugee aid

Above all, the civilian population suffers from the war in Syria as well as the once again flared up conflict in Iraq. A large number of people was forced to leave homes and houses. Many of the refugees went to the Kurdistan Region – let alone the city of Kirkuk received 750.000 people.

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East Africa - El Niño

This year, Kenya got hit by the weather phenomenon El Niño in an unusually extreme way. The “little” raining season (regularly between middle of November till December) already started in October this year and it is raining a lot more than in the years before. According to weather forecasts the heavy rainfalls will not stop till January.

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Vietnam - Heart surgery

The Vietnam War ended over 40 years ago. According to the Vietnamese Red Cross (in 2002) there are still about one million Vietnamese directly affected by the long-term effects of the defoliant Agent Orange. Recent examinations rose this number to rather two till four million people. Even in the third generation children are born with tumors, birth defects, brain damages and heart defects.

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