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Chelsea MacLachlan

Reporter, photojournalist and humanitarian at World Vision Canada

Having worked as a reporter and photojournalist in South Africa for five years, Chelsea now focuses on humanitarian stories involving children around the world for World Vision Canada.

With an interest in humanitarian crises, Chelsea is committed to telling under-reported stories from the world’s most fragile places.
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In A World With Excess, Why Are There Still Famines?

"Famine" is a word that's rarely and cautiously used by the international aid community. It's reserved for describing the very gravest of human suffering. For the U.N. to declare "famine," a great many people must be dying of starvation. Hunger, even lots of it, isn't enough for an official declaration.
03/10/2017 10:53 EST
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How TLC From Canada Is Saving TB Patients In Somalia

Already in the grips of an impending famine, fragile Somalia can't handle much more. But while hunger rates grab news headlines, there is a much quieter killer at work: tuberculosis. TB is one of the top ten causes of death globally, and Somalia is estimated to have one of the highest incidence rates in the world. Meanwhile, here in Canada, it's International Development Week. It's a chance to highlight and celebrate all the good work Canada has done globally. I find this difficult.
02/10/2017 04:45 EST
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No Refugee Child Should Have To Sleep In The Snow

The cold truth is this: Europe's winter weather has set in quicker than its leaders were able to make decisions on how to protect these people. For many migrants and refugees, the shores of the Mediterranean aren't just arrival points. They have actually become semi-permanent homes.
02/03/2017 11:11 EST
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No Place Should Be Too Fragile For Canada's Care

More than half of the world's child deaths occur in fragile places like South Sudan and Afghanistan. Yet Canada only commits 25 per cent of its official development budget to these areas. To go the distance to reach the world's most vulnerable people, the figure needs to change.
09/16/2016 08:00 EDT
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Reaching The Final Frontier In The Fight Against AIDS, TB And Malaria

According to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 45 per cent, malaria death rates are down by 60 per cent and tuberculosis mortality has diminished by 47 per cent. These are exciting achievements, but not nearly as exciting as the possibility of ending those diseases for good.
09/14/2016 10:57 EDT