Japan is one of the most earthquake prone regions in the world. So its modern buildings and infrastructure are designed to resis
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Both legs blown away by a mine, he sat on a chair outside his family's house and watched the world go by. This was his hopeless lot for five long, bleak years until a life altering chain of events. He now walks tall, is second-in-charge of the clinic that helped him and feels like he is standing on the sky. Out of strife, a story to ignite the human spirit.
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Introduced by Mark Colvin. They were the only foreigners that were actually living in the field at the time of the worst fighting and the worst famine that Tigray had seen. They had no knowledge or understanding of the impact that their work had made in Tigray. That there was in fact a legacy that they were just blind to." - Maria Strintzos - Relief Society of Tigray "I think it is just unfortunate that the work I did in Tigray, I didn't know the outcome of that for the last 17 years because it would have made an enormous difference to how I lived those 17 years... and it would have made a difference to some of the problems that I've faced in that time." - Shane Dolan After returning safely from three years of Community Aid Abroad relief missions to the Ethiopian province, Shane Dolan believed he had left the horrors of famine and war behind. But at home he began experiencing a kind of shellshock which was eventually identified as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from his work in Tigray. When the opportunity to return arose nearly 20 years later, Shane was apprehensive. For years he believed the legacy of his work ended along with the war and his efforts had achieved little. His wife worried the journey would be the catalyst for another crippling mental health episode and she may never see him again. What took place upon Shane's arrival in Tigray turned out to be the tonic he so desperately needed. Greeted by locals as a returning hero, Shane's story had come full circle and his efforts all those years before had far greater consequences than he ever allowed himself to contemplate. Producer: Ben Cheshire Executive Producer: Deborah Fleming
Part one of a rare and powerful insight into the perspectives of the soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and the people they are fighting for. If any proof was needed, last month made it clear Afghanistan is a dangerous place to be. Five Australian soldiers died, more were wounded. Two of the men lost in action were Sapper Jacob Moerland and Sapper Darren Smith. Four Corners recently spent a month with Australian troops, much of it with their company. They were there on the day Jacob and Darren were hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Now reporter Chris Masters asks the men on the frontline if Australia is making headway in this brutal conflict, and if the pain they suffer is worth the gains they are making.
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