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A mother in Idlib: “I tell my children stories of superheroes and safe lands”

 31st May 2019    Syria

March 2018, a fierce offensive left Eastern Ghouta in rubble, with more than 1,000 people killed in only one month. Sara*, is one of those who fled to Idlib to save their lives, but as violence escalates day by day in the northwestern governorate, she finds herself and her children ...

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We have the right to work safe and sound

 28th May 2019    Global

May 2018 marked a turning point when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) agreed to establish a global Convention to protect workers everywhere—now we must all see to it that this Convention is adopted during #ILO100 when the International Labour Conference convenes in June 2019.

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Rana: Supporting Women in Idlib

 27th May 2019    Syria

Rana is a 29-year-old Syrian woman from Homs. She is currently the Director of the Women Now Center in Idlib – one of the three CARE-supported centers in the governorate.

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Camp of Barsalgho

 17th May 2019    Burkina Faso

This camp was set up following the various displacements due to the insecurity since the end of 2018-beginning of 2019. The camp shelters 1388 people, all of Fulani ethnic group. More than half are children (between 700 and 800) aged 0 to 18, then come women and finally men in ...

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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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