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09 Feb 2018 description
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If 19-year-old Rose Alek* could have one wish granted, it would be to complete her education. Following her parents’ death, Alek relocated from her home in South Sudan at the age of 6 with her younger brother, settling in Uganda’s Kyangwali refugee settlement with the help of her aunt. At first, her aunt helped pay for the kids’ primary tuition, but her charity soon ended because, Alek says, “We’re not her kids.”

12 May 2017 description
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By Chagmion Antoine

No one should ever have to choose between starving to death and exposure to HIV, however millions of women and children struggling to survive in the drought-stricken countries of southern Africa aren’t being given a choice.

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29 Mar 2017 description
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Bidibidi Camp, Uganda—Grace sits staring vacantly ahead, her hands tightly clasped in her lap. She is 16 years old but has a tiny frame that makes her look no older than 13. Underneath her checkered school dress, a small bump sticks out. In four months’ time, she is due to give birth to her stepfather’s child. He raped her after soldiers attacked her village in South Sudan and her mother ran away to escape the shooting.

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