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How Aid Became Big Business

MATT KENNARD AND CLAIRE PROVOST The Grand Cunard Building in Liverpool sits on the edge of the River Mersey and the port city’s historic docklands. It was here that the city was propelled to...

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Nepal

Listening for Landslides

JANE QIU Kodari is a ghost town on an empty Nepalese highway that cuts through some of the steepest slopes of the Himalayas. One year after the magnitude-7.8 Gorkha earthquake killed nearly 9,000...

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Philippines

Is There an HIV Law in the Philippines?

ANA P. SANTOS MANILA, Philippines – When the Philippines passed the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act in 1998, it was celebrated as a pioneering law that primarily aimed to protect the rights of...

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Nigeria

Escape From Boko Haram

Jason Motlagh Maryam was strolling to her family’s farm in the rocky hills behind the northeastern Nigerian town of Gwoza when two Boko Haram fighters blocked her path. The insurgents had overrun the...

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Uganda + 5 more

The Emergency Care Crisis in Uganda

JAE LEE Francis Kyakulaga, a district sanitation manager, and I had finished eating a meal at the ground floor restaurant of the Mwaana Hotel on the Trans-African Highway in Uganda. During the meal,...

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Afghanistan

Losing Afghanistan

MELLISSA FUNG Munawar is the name she wants me to use: it’s not her real one because she’s afraid her in-laws will try to find her. Her story begins far from the safety of the women’s shelter where I...

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