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Idrissa Sawadogo

 17th May 2019    Burkina Faso

Idrissa Sawadogo, 41, is a father of eight children and married to two women. He is from Arbinda and was a very successful business. Indeed, he was the proud owner of a petrol station that earned him between 500,000 FCFA ($ 856.26) and 750,000 FCFA ($ 1284.39) a day and ...

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Maimounata Sawadogo

 17th May 2019    Burkina Faso

Maimounata Sawadogo is a 33-year-old woman and mother of 2 children, Zoubeirou Sawadogo (4 years old) and Halimata Saadia (1 year 7 months old). She is married to Abdoulwahab Sawadogo, 56 years old.

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They will never wake up again

 16th May 2019    Yemen

During Ramadan, Sana’a is very quiet in the mornings. I usually go out onto our terrace first thing and listen to the birds. It’s a peaceful time – as it should be in Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours to affirm their faith. This morning, that peace was shattered ...

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Two years after the world’s largest cholera outbreak

 14th May 2019    Yemen

It is two years since Yemen witnessed the world’s largest outbreak of cholera, which saw over a million suspected cases and 3000 associated deaths. Now, after more than four years of conflict, Yemen is facing a renewed outbreak of cholera.

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How One Congolese Woman is Rebuilding her Life After the Conflict

 13th May 2019    Democratic Republic of Congo

In 2009, Rosette’s family was forced to flee their home due to the ongoing Kivu conflict. The conflict began in 2004 between the military of the Democratic Republic of Congo and an armed rebel group, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.

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Meet the Congolese Woman who Wants to Redefine What Disability Looks Like

 13th May 2019    Democratic Republic of Congo

Whenever she can afford the bus fare, Abondance Kalyoko takes public transit 20 miles away from her home to a local stadium in the bustling border city of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For years, Abondance has been playing basketball with a group of women.

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Cyclone Kenneth: Hundreds flee to Pemba town as torrential rains bring down homes

 9th May 2019    Mozambique

Afia Raphael had just moved in her new house when Cyclone Kenneth hit her sprawling coastal township of Chibuabuar in Pemba district. Afia, who owned a small confectionery shop, used some of her profits from the business to build her dream two bedroomed house.

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‘We need help or our children will starve’

 6th May 2019    Mozambique

Momade Acacio was worried when the rains changed from a steady drizzle into a heavy downpour. This was not the rainy season, he reasoned. He had heard reports of an impending cyclone on the radio but didn’t expect that much rain.

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“My children are still scared. They don’t want to go back home”

 6th May 2019    Mozambique

A mother narrates Cyclone Kenneth ordeal

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Suad Al Anati – Case Manager – Azraq Camp

 25th Apr 2019    Jordan

Suad Al Anati started volunteering with CARE Jordan in February 2015 and became a full time employee just over a year later. I studied civil engineering at university and worked in that sector for two years, but had to quit my job due to an emergency family situation. During my ...

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