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  • A biofuel currently considered a green, renewable alternative to oil could cause up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels, a study by the RSPB, ActionAid and Nature Kenya has revealed.  The report comes as petroleum once again climbs above $100 a barrel, pushing the demand for biofuel sky high.

  • Nsanje District has for the past years been a recurrent flooding area during the rainy season. The floods have a devastating effect to the people in Nsanje. When the Shire River bursts its banks, houses are destroyed, livestock and crops are damaged and the roads become impassable. A rise in the cases of waterborne diseases is another major threat.

  • All children are vulnerable, the poor especially so. In Malawi, a lot of children are unable to go to nursery school because they have no one to pay for their school fees. Worst still some of these children are orphans and live in child headed households and the financial hardships they face make it impossible to enroll their dependants to a nursery school. Children need high quality child care with warm, responsive, skilled providers and caregivers to promote their healthy development.

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