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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

South Sudan to Uganda: Three girls in search of survival and school

In the heat of the day, Lillian, Scobia and Viola help each other carry large, heavy pieces of wood from a collection point to the temporary shelter they are trying to make...

10/9/18

In Yemen, One Girl Dreams of School

At 7 a.m., the bell rings at the school next to Maryam’s house. Maryam, 16, and her sisters wake up, quickly put on some clothes and rush out the door. Outside, girls with...

10/9/18

To fight or flee? The decision no 12-year-old should have to make

When armed groups invaded her village in northeast Nigeria, Hadiza, 15, had two options before they burned it down: leave or join their terrorizing force. Armed groups killed...

10/9/18

Meet the 17-year-old making sure refugee girls in Lebanon have access to education

Bushra, 17, came to Lebanon five years ago with her father, mother, and eight siblings to escape the conflict in Syria. Her father, who has a law degree, now works selling...

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