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1/21/18

Suffering in Silence – Ten Most Underreported Humanitarian Crises in 2017

Natural disasters and conflicts make headlines — yet with the highest number of refugees since World War II and with an uptick and intensification of natural disasters in the past years, many Read More

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3/10/15

Anastacia Makes Things Happen

International Women’s Day might be my favorite day of the year. It gives me a chance to reflect on all of the amazing women that I get to work with every day.


 This isn’t just Read More

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12/2/14

Joy Has Hatched in My House

"Like an egg, joy has hatched in my house. Between myself and my wives, and between me and my children. I learned that compassion is a new force for transformation." Amada is a participant in the Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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10/21/14

Images of a Life Gone By

From female taxi driver and entrepreneur to refugee, Fatimé is rebuilding her life from scratch.


Her entire life is spread out in front of her: vacations in Cameroun, Read More

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10/1/14

The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action

In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which Read More

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6/18/14

The Girl Who Became Her Mother’s Teacher

By Jimmy Nzau, Senior Regional Advisor, is sharing the story from his recent technical visit in Djibouti.

It is day one of our Read More

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3/26/14

Dadaab, Kenya: Disability is not Inability!

Welcome to Dagahaley Refugee Camp in the Kenyan town of Dadaab. We are at Juba Primary School, Special Needs Education unit.  In this class, there are eight pupils - 5 girls and 3 boys - all of Read More

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3/26/14

Dadaab, Kenya: No Limits for Ismail

In humanitarian aid, we use categories of vulnerability to make sure that we always reach those who need support more than others but might get overlooked too quickly. Unaccompanied minors, Read More

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3/26/14

Dadaab Kenya: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education

“I like empowering girls with education”, Daud says enthusiastically while standing in the middle of a narrow alley that leads from the school courtyard to a small place behind the principal’s Read More

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