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Humanitarians at risk: The phone call Kate won't forget

This post is part of our 'Humanitarians at risk' series, dedicated to World Humanitarian Day which will take place on 19 of August. The series features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of...

How will Kenyan shepherds prepare their livestock for the dry season?

Some 300 kilometres north of the Kenyan town of Marsabit, in the expansive Chalbi desert, stands a small village called Balesaru. Official figures indicate 5 700 residents, yet the village's chief says that this number...

Papua New Guinea: Many women abused, few dare to speak up

New Years’ Eve 2014 was not a cause for celebration for Mona, a 22 year-old villager from northern Papua New Guinea. Her farther who suffers from alcohol addiction repeatedly assaulted her sexually and violently. Fearing for her life she ran to her...

Nigeria: Nutrition care in times of emergency

Volatility in Nigeria’s Northeast has only gotten worse since President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in May 2013. Violence, abductions and displacement plague the region. Nigeria’s National...

India: Bringing back smiles in cyclone-hit Odisha

When I meet with 48-year-old Kumari Ghadei, tears run down her face as she recalls with horror the night cyclone Phailin struck her village in Odisha last October. As the powerful storm swept through her village, she and her family found themselves...