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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:49
Sifa Mateso’s father passed away when she was in primary school. Her mother was left alone to care for her and her sibling. At age 14, Sifa decided to get married. “I thought I could make a better life and assist my mother and my sibling...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:41
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The International Rescue Committee...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:43
The United Nations is on course to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September, Herve Ladsous, head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, confirmed in Geneva on Wednesday. However, the success of the...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:58
By Katelin Wilton Most of the school-age children in Nyarugusu refugee camp in northwestern Tanzania were born here. In the 1990s, their parents had fled violence in neighboring Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo; some never...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 07:05
These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has descended into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of...
Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:58
"I had to leave my house because of the fighting. Life here is not good; it's really hard to find something to eat and there's nothing to do. Sometimes I meet other girls who live here and we play together or go to church. I don't...
Thu, 08/05/2014 - 10:36
by Lizzy Ongoro Nyathok Deng feels as though Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya has become home away from home. "I first fled my country in 1992 and went back 16 years later in 2008 with hopes for a better tomorrow,” she recounts, referring to...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:56
Like all mothers, 30-year-old Zebib Rahman is excited to be holding her newborn daughter, Subra, in her arms. She is tiny, swaddled in pink and, for now, oblivious to the trauma her mother has had to face over the past few months. Subra and her...
Sat, 03/05/2014 - 12:42
Three years after achieving peace and independence, South Sudan is once again facing civil war. by Sophia Jones-Mwangi JUBA, South Sudan — Nyagon Kuol survived 22 years of civil war and displacement before peace and independence came to South...
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:00
by Emmanuel d'Harcourt, the International Rescue Committee's senior health director An aid worker reflects on the 20th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide This post first appeared on Slate: Where Were We When Rwanda Needed Us Most? It...

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