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30 Jan 2007 description
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by Coco McCabe

By raising awareness of the suffering produced by conflicts, women help find alternatives to violence.

The red earth outside Tato Boru's round, mud-walled hut is tamped hard with the comings and goings of goats and family members. One imagines that other visitors must beat a frequent path to her door, too, for her warmth and her counsel.

Tato Boru, 48 and the mother of five children, is a peacemaker.

29 Jan 2007 description
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by Doe-e Berhanu

The Kebede family are among those receiving assistance after a flash flood hits the city of Dire Dawa.

Locals call the Kebele 05 area of Dire Dawa Gende Meskin-neighborhood of the pitiful. Historically, Gende Meskin has been home to the city's poorest residents, pushed to the outskirts of town and neglected by society.

18 Jan 2007 description
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New public health practice is part of a three-pronged effort to sharpen the effectiveness of the agency's emergency response.