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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Gender based violence

 10th Dec 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

"I am from the village of Ntamugenga which is near Rutshuru. On the 28th October during the night there was a lot of shooting during the night and when we heard it we were very worried and didn’t know what to do. There was then more than just shooting, there ...

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MOZAMBIQUE Preventing and treating HIV AIDS

 1st Dec 2008    Mozambique

At 22 years old, Matilde Alfiado and her friends aren’t afraid to ask for condoms. In the northern Mozambican costal village of Vilanculos, HIV/AIDS prevalence has reached 12.5% and general understanding of HIV is low.

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MOZAMBIQUE Bringing back hope

 26th Nov 2008    Mozambique

Two years ago, 28 year-old Jose Cossa, thought his life was over. He was tired and afraid, his girlfriend had left him and he lost his job because he was too sick to get up to go to work. He had contracted tuberculosis as a secondary infection to what was ...

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO I am scared of the war

 18th Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

This is the story of Aisha, who is living in Kituka Camp, Goma, where CARE distributed non-food items on November 11th. "I am 20 years old and have four children.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO No end to terrible rapes

 11th Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

I've been in the DRC for a year, working with women who have experienced abuse and violence and talking to them about the impact that this has had on their lives

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PAKISTAN This is the saddest thing I have seen

 3rd Nov 2008    Pakistan

As we approached the village, we could see 60 or 70 dead bodies lined up, ready to be buried. There were many children – very small bodies, wrapped in blankets or clothing. It was terrible to see. Another mass grave had just been covered over. In all, the villagers say ...

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HONDURAS Giving birth in a natural disaster

 29th Oct 2008    Honduras

The Municipality of Tegucigalpa issued an eviction order to those living in houses in Colonia Altos del Eden on Friday October 17, 2008, due to the geological fault existing in this area which arrived at 11:00 pm. This fault added to the tropical storm caused several houses to collapse and ...

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ZAMBIA A tale of two schools

 27th Oct 2008    Zambia

The school motto, printed on the white board in the little school office, is simple: “Education is a necessity”. It is appropriate. A firm belief in that simple truth led the people of this community in Chipata, Zambia, to establish the Mchini Basic School for orphans and vulnerable children.

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RWANDA Building a life from scratch

 21st Oct 2008    Rwanda

Canizius Ukurikiyimana was only 19-years-old when he was forced to leave Tanzania and resettle in Rugeyo, a small village in Rwanda’s eastern province. He is one of many thousands of Rwandans who were expelled from Tanzania in late 2006, leaving almost everything he worked for and loved behind. For Canizius, ...

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Financial crisis threatens human rights and gains made fighting poverty in poor countries

 17th Oct 2008    USA

Last week the US government provided another bail-out of $37.8 billion to the giant insurance company, AIG, bringing the total of rescue loans to that one company in the last two weeks to nearly $123 billion.

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