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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

The Refugee Fighting Sexual Violence

Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time,...

10/9/18

This Aspiring Filmmaker Highlights the Bonds in Her Refugee Community

Walaa and her family used to spend time together gathered around the TV at home in Syria watching their favorite shows. Movies and TV captivated Walaa.

10/9/18

From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself

Noor Kajol likes to stay busy. The 12-year-old fills her days studying Arabic, playing games with friends, and making art.

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...

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