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  • Hugh Dennis visits Myanmar to meet the girl he sponsors

    11 Dec 2014 Hugh Dennis - ActionAid Ambassador

    As a long-term supporter of ActionAid, British actor and comedian Hugh Dennis recently visited the five-year-old girl he sponsors in Myanmar. Having been ruled by a repressive military regime for over 50 years, Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the least developed countries in the world. Its people are extremely poor: one in four people live below the poverty line and only 50% of children finish primary school.

    But now that the country has opened its borders, there's hope. Since 2012 we've been one of the few charities helping children through sponsorship in Myanmar. Here, Hugh Dennis shares his experience of meeting the little girl he sponsors and witnessing how his money is helping transform the future of her entire community.

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  • Brand new Ebola treatment unit fills up in less than 24 hours. Photo: ActionAid

    Ebola virus is a death sentence, and more Ebola myths

    17 Oct 2014 -

    As the Ebola outbreak extends its grip on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, global concern has escalated, especially now that nations including the USA and Spain have reported some sporadic Ebola cases. It's time to dispel some myths about the virus. 

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