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Last year, my friends and I were travelling to the capital city of Addis Ababa after our outreach to the Karo people in the south of Ethiopia.The drive north had taken three days and we were finally back in an urban setting.As we drove into the city, we noticed on the left-hand side of the road a huge garbage dump shrouded by the fumes of smouldering fires.An unbearable smell assaulted us and between the dark smoke clouds we saw a group of children and young people sitting on the garbage.

We questioned our driver, wanting to know if children really worked or lived over there.We were shocked that he told us...

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