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How The World's Largest Refugee Camp Remade A Generation Of Somalis

The world's largest refugee camp is also a giant social experiment. Take hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing a war. Shelter them for 24 years in a camp in Kenya run by the United Nations. And offer…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
29 May 2015

South Sudan

Escaping South Sudan's Violence Means Tolerating Hunger

Even in an undeveloped country like South Sudan, Ganyliel can feel like the middle of nowhere; a bunch of tiny islands surrounded by a gigantic swampy floodplain fed by the River Nile during rainy season. To…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
09 Jun 2014

Malawi

Malawian farmers say adapt to climate change or die

Rain is so important in Malawi's agriculture-based economy that there are names for different kinds of it, from the brief bursts of early fall to heavier downpours called mvula yodzalira, literally "planting rain." For generations, rainfall…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
02 Jan 2014

Kenya

A Surprising Barrier To Clean Water: Human Nature

In many parts of the developing world, drinking a glass of water can be deadly — especially for young children, who can die of diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty water. Listen to the full report on NPR.

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
20 Jun 2013

Kenya

Fearing Election Turmoil, Kenyans Seek A Tech Solution

As Kenya prepares for a presidential election next Monday, it's trying to prevent a recurrence of the last such poll, when more than 1,000 people were killed after voting in December 2007. Read the full story on…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
25 Feb 2013

Kenya

A battle for the stolen childhoods of Kenyan girls

Life can be especially cruel for girls growing up on Kenya's Swahili Coast. Some families sell their daughters to earn the bride price, while others encourage them to become child prostitutes for tourists. The girls drop…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
03 Dec 2012

Somalia

As Somalia's War Ebbs, Mogadishu Dares To Rebuild

by JOHN BURNETT There is a remarkable change going on in Mogadishu, Somalia — often dubbed the world's most dangerous city. For starters, it may not deserve that title anymore. Read and listen to the full story on…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
25 Oct 2012

South Sudan

At Age One, A Tattered Reputation For South Sudan

by John Burnett There were hopes that the new rulers of South Sudan might somehow break the African mold of big men lining their pockets with big money. But the trend in Juba, the capital, is alarming.…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
03 Aug 2012

Sudan

Desperate Sudanese Flee Bombing In Nuba Mountains

by OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON Listen to the Story Morning Edition [4 min 22 sec] The two Sudans appear to be complying with a U.N. ceasefire ultimatum, which came into force on Friday — ending weeks of bitter border fighting over…

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News and Press Release
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NPR
Posted:
09 May 2012

Somalia

Many Struggle To Survive In Somalia's Capital

by FRANK LANGFITT Listen to the Story All Things Considered [5 min 24 sec] Part 2 of a four-part seriesAfter two decades of civil war, Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, remains one of the world's most dangerous cities. More than 100 people died in fighting just…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
NPR
Posted:
06 Apr 2011