Save the Children - development as well as disaster

While the world's attention is rightly focused on the needs of children caught up in the Syrian war, the rest of the world faces challenges that may not be as dramatic but are equally serious. Long-term solutions to the social problems of a country like Tanzania, which is classed as a development problem as opposed to an 'emergency', are perhaps more difficult to find. Certainly, when on a trip with Save the Children in Zanzibar, it was clear the charity had to adopt a co-ordinated approach. Nation states are naturally touchy when it comes to NGO's delivering domestic social programmes. As the StC country director told us: 'We ain't got starving babies, and we don't hit the headlines, but the children here are just as deserving of our help.'

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