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Fractured lives: Little optimism for Gaza's wounded

Violence escalated in the border area of Gaza at the end of March, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of wounded, many by live ammunition. Hospitals, overwhelmed by a series of influxes of...

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Lebanon + 1 more

Lebanon: Army raids Arsal refugee camps, one killed

Five suicide bombers blow themselves up during army raids on two Syrian refugee near Syria border. A young girl was killed and seven Lebanese soldiers were wounded on Friday when army raids on two...

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DR Congo

The slow road to recovery for rape survivors in the DRC

By Marco Gualazzini In eastern DRC, an outpost of hope provides medical, psychological and social help to marginalised victims. North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - During...

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Ethiopia + 1 more

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children. More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43...

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Ukraine

The lasting impact of landmines on civilians

No one knows how many civilians have been killed by landmines or how many have been planted and where. Lisichansk, Ukraine - What Konstantine Zarubin and his childhood friend Edek didn't realise that...

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Palestinian villages 'get two hours of water a week'

Israeli control over water supplies in the occupied West Bank has left Palestinians desperate. Eloise Bollack Ramallah, occupied West Bank - Enas Taha, a resident of the Palestinian village of Kafr...

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Niger + 3 more

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

by Lucas Destrijcker Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over. Diffa, Niger - As Nigerian forces have progressed against...

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Nigerian refugees in Niger struggle for food and water

Despite recent gains against the Boko Haram in Nigeria, many of those who fled the group are still struggling. Thousands of Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries such as Niger have been...

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Nigeria

Nigeria: Borno's cultural revival after Boko Haram exit

Nigerian authorities encourage Maiduguri residents to revive cultural traditions suppressed by Boko Haram. A year after the retreat of Boko Haram fighters, music and dance are making a comeback in...

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Sudan

Sudan floods: 'We have to start from scratch'

Popular initiatives aim to help Sudanese affected by the floods to rebuild their lives. By Ahmed Saeed Khartoum - For Sumaiya Haroun, 43, it was business as usual on Saturday. Her two sons were at...

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Gaza headed for 'environmental catastrophe'

Water crisis in the besieged Palestinian territory is putting Palestinian lives at risk, analysts say. by Ylenia Gostoli Gaza City - Water may be a highly valued commodity the world over - but in...

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Burundi

Reintegrating child soldiers in Burundi

Can children forced to fight be reintegrated back into their families and communities? by Rose Foley Busoni, Burundi - Jean-Pierre* is almost indistinguishable in the blur of schoolchildren. Only as...

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South Sudan + 1 more

US proposes an extra 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan

US tells the UN to approve African troops who will protect the capital's airport and other key facilities. The United States has recommended that the United Nations Security Council authorise a force...

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Iraq

Iraq's Yazidis living in fear on Mount Sinjar

by John Beck Two years after ISIL massacres, the ancient Yazidi religious minority remains on the mountain where they fled. Guley can see her village from Mount Sinjar. It isn't far - a short drive...

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Liberia

Liberia after Ebola: Turning midwives into surgeons

Liberian midwives are being trained as surgeons to assume the role of maternal health doctors killed by Ebola. Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50...

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Syria + 1 more

Syrian refugees suffering on Jordan's border

Tightened border restrictions after last month's deadly bombing are cutting off desperately needed food and water. Jane Arraf There is no shortage of desperate refugees at the border who would be...

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Malawi + 2 more

Mozambican refugees stuck between somewhere and nowhere

by Azad Essa and Sorin Furcoi Refugees fleeing fighting in Mozambique struggle to come to terms with life in the camps of Malawi. Mwanza, Malawi - It is a chilly morning in Kapise. The mist has...

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