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Children's laughter spills out of two large tents, a surprising sound in this dusty, harsh landscape of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Inside the tents—each about the size of a classroom—dozens of kids are at play, their raucous energy barely containable. During a relay race, pairs of youngsters take...More
Catholic Relief Services president & CEO Dr. Carolyn Woo is being honored with the 2015 Bernardin Award by the...More
Shea Belahi will not be held down by a corporate glass ceiling. In fact, she won't be held down by any ceiling: her office is the open sky. She is fiercely independent and, at age 30, she's her own boss—running her own farm.
"I didn't know what to do with my life. I liked gardening a lot...More
1,325,200: the number of internally displaced people in Ukraine. This is not a story about numbers, though, or even conflict. It's a story about people. And about people who need your help.More
Far from Cairo's whirling traffic, the village of Al Dabiyyah hums along to the rhythm of Egyptian rural life.
Located just a short drive from Luxor, a popular tourist destination in Upper Egypt, Al Dabiyyah is a relatively quiet spot where about 27,000 villagers earn their living in...More
In Nyanza near Lake Victoria in western Kenya, fishing is a way of life. The men leave early in the morning to earn money for their families. The women are left at home with multiple household responsibilities and with very little support.
It's a social structure that can be isolating...More
Felix Odhiambo took his books everywhere. He read them as he walked to bathe. He thumbed through them as his friends played on the banks of the river. He pored over them until the last rays of light vanished. Studying was Felix's survival strategy. He was only 13 when complications from AIDS...More
At your school, getting a drink of water meant going down the hallway to the water fountain. You could wash your hands in the school lavatory. But for the students at the Goradji School in Burkina Faso, getting water means walking more than a mile....More