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"We made it! After a long and bumpy ride we finally reached an Arms Trade Treaty", says Hilde Wallacher, development advisor in Norwegian Church Aid, who followed the negotiations in New York.
Norwegian Church Aid marks its 40-year presence in South Sudan in 2012.
Poverty, not food shortage, is the main reason for famine.
This autumn, Norwegian Church Aid and ten other organisations have run a campaign in Norway aiming to secure a more just trade and agriculture policy.
The struggle to make poverty history must be fought on many fronts simultaneously. NCA has three main working methods: long-term development work, emergency preparedness and response, and advocacy.
ACT Alliance member Norwegian Church Aid is rooted in the Christian faith. We support those who need it most, irrespective of gender, political conviction, religion and ethnic origin.
Samira (32) was eight months pregnant when she had to flee her home in Syria together with her six small children. The family now lives in a provisional tent in very basic conditions.
"We are now able to grow more and a variety of vegetables and we're able to pay school fees for our grandchildren", says Eliko and Anna Mweetwa in Zambia.
"We made it! After a long and bumpy ride we finally reached an Arms Trade Treaty", says Hilde Wallacher, development advisor in Norwegian Church Aid.
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