Andrew Wander
Save the Children's media manager for humanitarian emergencies around the world, covering conflict and natural disasters. Previously a journalist based in Middle and Balkans for Al Jazeera, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times.

Entries by Andrew Wander

The Uncertain Future of Syria's Refugee Children

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Ten-year-old Adnan insists he felt no fear when the shells began to fall, but when he describes what happened in his village, his face tells a different story. "A house was bombed just 300 meters away from our home. I felt everything was shaking around me," he says, his eyes...

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Prisoner of Her Past: An Exploration of Hidden Demons

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 12:57 PM

For an affliction that has dogged humanity since pre-modernity, surprisingly little is known about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sure, we have come a long way from the days of the first World War, when "shell shocked" soldiers were routinely shot for cowardice, but then this seems a particularly low...

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Sergio: Tribute to a Peacemaker

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2010 | 5:05 PM

Sergio Viera de Mello was the UN's top trouble-shooter, the organisation's "go-to guy" when delicate diplomacy was needed in less than delicate situations.

In a glittering 34-year career, he established a reputation as a dashing maverick who tore up the rulebook to promote peace in the world's conflict zones,...

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Dreams of an Egyptian Trash Trader

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 6:56 PM

In the backstreets of Cairo, recycling is not a modern-day affectation of the environmentally conscious. It is a centuries-old survival mechanism, sustaining the 60,000 Zabbaleen, or garbage people, who make their living from what the rest of the city throws away.

Every day, they collect more than 3,000 tons...

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