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10/30/18

Rebuilding a Life Nearly Lost to Ebola

Eighteen-year-old Nadej lives with her one-year-old daughter and seven-month-old son in a mud hut surrounded by farmlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

10/30/18

A Family Faces Ebola in a Conflict Zone

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), aid workers are confronting the tenth Ebola outbreak in the country’s history, but the first-ever in a conflict zone. The number of...

10/9/18

Far From Home: International Day of the Girl 2018

Refugees are uniquely vulnerable. But refugees girls doubly so. When extreme violence, hunger or climate drives them from their homes, they are the first to be trafficked for...

10/9/18

Five years after fleeing Syria, Marwa dreams of becoming a lawyer or engineer

Life had become almost unrecognizable for Marwa. Her family, like many other Syrians, once enjoyed a stable, middle-class life. Her father drove a firetruck and the family...

10/9/18

Restoring Hope to Learn

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – “When I joined this school, I could hardly read and write,” says 12-year-old Hamdi. “Now I am the best in my class. I can even speak English. When I grow...

10/9/18

Family flees Venezuela to escape starvation

Like many Venezuelan girls, 7-year-old Salma fled a country where a near-worthless currency, an inflation rate that could reach 1,000,000 percent before year’s end, and a...

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