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The Drowning Islands

Every year, men, women and children are lost to the ocean in Zanzibar, East Africa. Now, simple swimming lessons for local people could be the answer to the islands' drowning epidemic

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Footnotes: The RNLI’s international lifesaving programmes aim to drastically improve the chances of people surviving in and around water. More information can be found at


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Anybody can drown, but nobody should.
Founded in 1824, the RNLI is a charity dedicated to saving lives in and around water.
Building on over 190 years of lifesaving experience in the UK and Ireland, the RNLI is now partnering with governments and organisations around the world to share technical expertise and help make drowning prevention a global priority.

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