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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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Five Years in the Desert Refugee Camp of Azraq

 25th Apr 2019    Jordan

Aysha Mousa, 39, arrived in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan on the night of May 2nd 2014, only three days after the camp officially opened. Her family was one of the first to enter the camp.

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Cyclone Idai: The fear of Cholera

 16th Apr 2019    Mozambique

It is a Tuesday morning in Mozambique: 3,577 reported cases of cholera. The number of people showing possible symptoms of Cholera increased rapidly within the last few days. I know it sounds bad, but had I stayed back home in Germany, this would probably be just another figure to me ...

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