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Author: Ika Mudzar

One million mangrove trees shield Indonesia’s coastline from disasters

Thanks to the efforts of Red Cross staff and volunteers working closely with local communities, more than one million seedlings have been planted across three countries in Indonesia including Aceh, central Java and West Nusa Tenggara, where there is a high risk of disasters such as tsunamis, floods and landslides.

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Everyone counts in the fight against dengue

Saumya Sanesha reads a headline in one of the local newspapers which says, “Worst dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka; 298 deaths.” As she heads out the door, she thinks about the importance her day’s assignment and all the people in her community whose lives are at risk.

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