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How To Save A Tribe

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How To Save A Tribe

Series 1, Episode 11

How To Save A Tribe

The Samaritans are one of the most ancient tribes in the world – they’ve been around for over 3,000 years. But the population is now fragile and the tribe at risk of finally dying out. Their population consists of just four extended families, around only 800 people in total (in Roman times there used to be over a million). They have three men to every one woman. To keep the tribe going they’ve tried bringing in women from afar, including a number from the Ukraine. But is it too little, too late? Explorer Leon McCarron has spent a good deal of time with The Samaritans - The biblical story tells of a man who helped out a person in difficulties. Today’s Samaritans are facing a crisis themselves but it is women who have stepped in to save the day.

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