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15 Oct 2013
One of the most severe cyclones in recent years, Cyclone Phailin, has affected up to ten million people. Heavy downpours and blasting winds damaged or destroyed around 200,000 rural houses, leaving 600,000 people homeless.
Constantine works in his free time as a volunteer for the Turkmenistan Red Crescent, talking to teenagers about HIV and drug safety issues.
Seventeen-year-old Hatyja, a Red Cross volunteer from Turkmenistan, teaches students and adults alike – even the police – about HIV issues.
For anybody coming to terms with the fact they are living with HIV, having someone like Mabonang to talk to can make all the difference.
For Majoele, who is living with HIV, learning about keyhole gardens is helping her keep healthy and smiling.
Mapotso volunteers within her own community to help support people affected by HIV and fight fear and stigma.
For many women in Lesotho the joy of finding out they are pregnant is tempered by the fear that they will pass on HIV to their baby.
Meshack’s job is to educate men in his Lesotho community, many of whom can struggle to take on board sexual health messages, about HIV.
Did you lose track of relatives during World War I or II? These organisations specialise in tracking them down.
As a Turmenistan Red Crescent volunteer, Oleg Kadyrov makes sure to carry leaflets on HIV and drug addiction while he’s out on his day job.
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