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Nine Facts About Refugees

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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The ongoing conflict in Syria has been on the front page of news for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the huge number of Syrian refugees who have fled their homes to find solace in Jordan, Turkey, and other neighboring countries. But what is the definition of a refugee? How many refugees […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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This week in the race to the Presidency, the dogs are out in full force. The press are loving the controversy that has arisen from both the right and the left. Liberals continue to hound Mitt Romney over strapping his dog, Seamus, to the roof of his car in 1983, while conservatives have barked back […]

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East Africa Drought Situation Report #3

Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by .

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Key Developments Food security remains a serious concern for Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many parts of Somalia. Many parts of East Africa experienced normal levels “short rains” between October to December. However, Eastern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and many parts of Somalia face the possibility of below-average “long rains” from March through May 2012. Given […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

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Violence in Syria and the unfolding events in Iran continue to dominate world news this week. The New York Times has a beautiful and heart-wrenching photo tribute to photographer Rémi Ochlik, who was killed in Syria on Wednesday, and the Washington Post has a helpful timeline of the Syrian uprising. Here are this week’s stories, […]

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Photo Friday: The Markets of Dadaab

Photo Friday: The Markets of Dadaab

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 by .

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Refugees once artisans, tailors, farmers, etc. have found ways to utilize their skills and exchange resources within their new communities in Dadaab. While aid remains a necessary and life-sustaining component to those living in Dadaab, markets have begun to spring up helping the refugees find ways to meet some of their own needs. Trade is […]

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Photo Friday: The Coming Rain

Photo Friday: The Coming Rain

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by .

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The rains are coming. This may sound like a beautiful sentiment for the East African refugees who have suffered from severe droughts in the Horn of Africa during this past year. While the rains bring new life and revival, they also bring many waterborne diseases. It’s estimated that about 75,000 people in Dadaab alone could […]

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Photo Friday: Expanding Dadaab

Photo Friday: Expanding Dadaab

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .

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With the number of refugees steadily rising to almost half a million people in Dadaab, the camps originally built to hold 90,000 people must keep expanding. After uprooting themselves from their homes and making a new life for themselves in Dadaab, many people are reluctant to move once again to the newer camp sites. Despite […]

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East African Refugees: Strength from Love

East African Refugees: Strength from Love

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

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Whenever I think of strong women my mind goes straight to skirt suits and up-dos, modestly put-together but quick witted politicians, and feminist activists down in the trenches — all exuding power, a touch of femininity, and strength. It’s easy to admire women who work to make a difference by standing up for their ideals […]

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Photo Friday: Loving Kindness

Photo Friday: Loving Kindness

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

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Matthew 25: 35 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Christ is the ultimate […]

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Photo Friday: Water- The Essence of Life

Photo Friday: Water- The Essence of Life

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by .

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Water is life sustaining. Without it, the crops vanish, the livestock dies, and livelihoods are lost. The East Africans know this story well. Forced to flee their homes, their lives, and their countries, they have become refugees—displaced and forced to start over. We often forget just how precious water really is and how heavily we […]

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Photo Friday: Baby Care Kits in Dadaab

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .

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After giving up almost everything in order to flee from the droughts in East Africa, over a thousand new arrivals are entering the Dadaab refugee camps every day. The trek is often long, dangerous and in some cases, deadly. When the refugees finally arrive, there are many mouths to feed and basic necessities that need […]

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