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Notre Dame Primary pupils put their best foot forward

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Primary seven pupils from Notre Dame Primary School got dressed for bed in a special sponsored event to raise money for the WEE BOX.

Dressed in their pyjamas and topped with a crazy hair do of their choice, sixty two pupils accompanied by teachers, SCIAF staff and parents ran through Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens to raise vital funds this year's appeal.

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Colombia in Mourning

 

Caritas Colombia Pic 1Colombia is in mourning following Saturday’s deadly landslide which claimed the lives of 290 people.

Heavy rainfall triggered flash floods and landslides which tore through the southern city of Mocoa, devastating everything in their path.

Whole neighbourhoods have been swept away, or simply erased; now buried under several feet of mud.

Rescuers are working tirelessly, digging through rock, mud and rubble in the hope of finding those who are still missing. More than 300 people are still unaccounted for since the disaster.

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Shotts prison inmates get on their bikes for the WEE BOX

Shotts prison 1Seven inmates at HMP Shotts Prison jumped on their exercise bikes today for a 200-mile sponsored cycle challenge to raise money for our life changing WEE BOX appeal.

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Thousands hit by famine and hunger in East Africa

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We've launched an urgent appeal to help get food and water to thousands of people being affected by famine and hunger in East Africa.

You can make a donation here.

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Money from Scotland is Transforming the Lives of Women in Africa

IMG 0733AltMary Jackson is a small holder farmer in Malawi and was the face of our WEE BOX appeal in 2015.

Two years on, on International Women’s Day, she tells us how money from Scotland has helped to transform her life.

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David’s Story

DSC 9288My name is David Munyindeyi. I’m 34 years old. I live with my wife, Mate and our four children in Mongu, Western Zambia. Our village is many miles from the nearest town.

We grow the food we eat on a small piece of farmland. Our plants are watered by the seasonal rains. If the rains don’t come when they are expected the crops die and we are left with nothing.

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