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This photograph of a young girl was taken last month in the reception area of the paediatric oncology ward at the Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar. The girl is exhausted after undergoing chemotherapy that morning, but the only place to rest is on a bench in an area that doubles as the outpatients’ examination department.

It is one of a set of images taken by the FT’s Charlie Bibby chronicling the work of World Child Cancer, the FT’s chosen charity for this year’s seasonal appeal. WCC works in Myanmar and eight other countries to give children diagnosed with cancer a fighting chance of survival.

To find out more about WCC’s vital work and to donate online, go to

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