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Germany's increasing role in humanitarian assistance // 70 years of the Geneva Conventions: why humanitarian law is not enough to protect civilians in war // And: when kids become mothers - we meet a young girl in Ecuador who's among the increasing number of children who become pregnant there
Big international alcohol companies are now targeting the African continent. With sales stagnating in Europe and the US, Africa's growing middle class, and young people in particular, are being tapped as the market of the future.
As the fighting dies down in some parts of Syria, we travel to the war-torn country to meet with recently returned refugees. And we speak with the unwaveringly optimistic head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner, to learn more about how he tackles some of the biggest humanitarian challenges facing the world today.
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