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Hello, welcome to Reporters. I'm David Eads.

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We send our correspondents to bring you the best stories

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As millions face famine in parts of Africa and the Middle East,

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Clive Myrie reports from northern Nigeria, where tens of thousands

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of children are at risk of starving to death.

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For those children, the end is inevitable.

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Innocent victims of a man-made tragedy.

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Sleeping on the job - Sally Conway meets the foreign truck

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drivers who cannot afford to live where they work.

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He only ever works in Western Europe, sometimes Germany or Norway.

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He is being paid as if he were driving in Slovakia.

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After millions of views online, we catch up with the reluctant

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global internet star, the BBC interviewee whose

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My wife deserves a medal for taking care of our family.

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The world is facing its largest humanitarian

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crisis since the end of the Second World War.

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20 million people in parts of Africa and the Middle East are at risk

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The United Nations has issued a plea for help to avoid a catastrophe

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South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

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Clive Myrie reports from northern Nigeria, where the conflict

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against Boko Haram is deepened the humanitarian crisis.

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And through the daily stream of anxious women and their children

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This treatment feeding centre has been working flat out recently,

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and in the queue, we found this woman and her ten-month-old baby,

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Sometimes going to sleep without eating.

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All these people were driven from their homes by the Islamist

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group Boko Haram, whose fighters burned villages for seven years,

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killed thousands and left 2.5 million people homeless,

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all in the name of strict Sharia Law.

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Farmers couldn't attend their fields because of the fighting.

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She is painfully thin and her weight is confirmation.

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Does that mean the child is malnourished?

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But her chances of survival are better than Muhammad's.

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Four years old, he is severely malnourished and weakened by TB.

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Or this boy, aged five, whose mother sits helpless nearby.

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But what about those children who don't make it

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to a treatment centre like this, from areas inaccessible to eight?

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Where there are no doctors or clinics, where food and water

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For those children, the end is inevitable.

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Innocent victims of a man-made tragedy.

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And with the aid stocks running low, the call for more international

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Truck drivers moving goods for IKEA and other retailers in western

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Europe are camping out in their trucks for Monsanto time

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because they simply can't afford to live in the countries

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They are being paid as they would in their own countries.

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A judge has described as inhumane practice companies can exploit

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In a trailer on the edge of Copenhagen in Denmark, these

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two men have created their own pop up kitchen, cooking from

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Is this how you want to have your breakfast?

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No, I don't want to live like this but this is the condition.

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He is moving goods for IKEA but they don't employ him.

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His actual employer is a Slovakian firm.

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European Union employment rules state:

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away from home should be granted the home nation's

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Companies are exploiting loopholes in the law.

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A Danish driver can expect to take home 2200 euros a month in salary.

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But this man has been taking home an average monthly

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salary of 477 euros, or ?418 per month.

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Danish drivers go home every couple of weeks.

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But he spends up to four months on the road.

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The company says he is responsible for taking his rest breaks

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and that he can go home when every likes.

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He has just driven some IKEA stock from Denmark and Sweden.

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He only ever works in Western Europe.

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Sometimes it might be Germany or Norway.

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Yet he is being paid as if he was driving in Slovakia.

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The guys removed the furniture from IKEA. How can you deny... How can

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you not know what they being paid? Akio made this statement. -- IKEA.

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It is not just IKEA and the big retailers that are in the firing

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line. Europe is my politicians are also under pressure to act to stop

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any further deterioration in the working conditions of Europe's

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drivers. If you haven't seen this BBC

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interview, you are one Professor Robert Cowell

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came World News to talk about South Korean politics last

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week to my colleague, He had no idea his children

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would steal the show and his family He hasn't talking to James again

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about the video that's gone viral. Let's discuss this further

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with Robert Kelly... It began as Sony BBC interviews do,

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and international news story, a presenter and an expert to explain

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what was going on. What happened next, nobody

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could have predicted that. Last Thursday was an expert

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on South Korean politics. During his live interview

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on the impeachment of the South Korean president,

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his wife and two young children But what was an innocent TV

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blooper quickly turned People raced to Twitter,

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YouTube and Facebook Speaking to me for the first

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time since the incident, I asked Professor Kelly

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and his family what life had been We didn't expect attention

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like this at all. We never had anything

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like this in our life before. We have had to turn off the phones

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and Facebook and Twitter. His wife said she was busy recording

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Bob Wylie was live on the TV, and that is why the children

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could make a break for his study A normal family living a normal

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life, now turned online legends. I asked Bob if things had calmed

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down since our last encounter. I don't turn off my phone

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as much as I used to. There was a suggestion sent to me

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that you should buy your wife a spa day for everything she did

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in the video. My wife deserves a medal for taking

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care of us and our family. Goes to show that anything

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can happen on live TV. Or perhaps as the saying goes,

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never work with animals or children. And that is your lot for this week.

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From me, goodbye for now.

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