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This traditional Ethiopian recipe is filled with African spices and is guaranteed to brighten any Christmas dinner. For tables bigger than two, simply double the recipe and serve 'family style' for everyone to dig in!

UK aid has been a hot topic this year and it looks set to stay on the agenda as we enter 2019. As many debate the benefits of assisting developing countries overseas, here we provide some clarity about what aid is and why it is important.

Christmas is all about giving and some gifts go that bit further. Have a look at our top ten Christmas charity gifts on offer and spread the cheer to someone in need. These gifts may be hard to wrap, but couldn't be easier to give.

With Syrian refugees making up a quarter of its population, Lebanon now has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world. A country already suffering from weak services and infrastructure, Lebanon’s population has increased by around 25% since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. As a result public health is deteriorating and living conditions are worsening, severely affecting the lives of both the refugees taking sanctuary, and the host population.

*Hussam, aged 1, and his sister *Hajar, aged 4, who are bold severely malnourished baby and live in a Syrian refugees' tented encampment in Northern Lebanon. Photograph by Mary Turner/Panos Pictures for Concern Worldwide  *name changed for security reason

Take a few minutes to digest this. Twenty-two percent of the world’s children are too short for their age, nearly eight percent are too thin, and around six percent are overweight. Fewer than one in five young children (6-24 months) are eating the basic diet they need for healthy growth.

Halimo Hassan (1 year and 2 months) and mother Khayro Ali Hassan (30) in a remote health centre in Filtu, Somali Region. Halimo is being treated for severe acute malnutrition with the support of International NGO Concern Worldwide. Photo: Jennifer Nolan/

This time last year we launched our Food in a Fragile World appeal; a fundraising initiative focusing on helping families in climate and conflict-affected countries get the food, water and healthcare that they need to survive. One year on, we take a look at the difference your donations – which were doubled by the Department for International Development thanks to the UK aid match scheme – have made to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people living in Burundi.  

Married mum-of-four Clotilde Ndayisenga (25) and her five-year-old daughter Ines, Rugombo, Cibitoke, Burundi