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The Women's Centres of Darfur Offer an Oasis Away From the Hardship of Camps

SAKALI, South Darfur, Sudan — Awatif was teaching Arabic and the Koran in her classroom in her village when she heard planes overhead and felt the earth tremble as bombs began to drop.

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Dispatches from Darfur: Caring for the Ones who Care for Others

DARFUR, Sudan — Since the conflict began in the Darfur region of western Sudan in 2003, over 200,000 people have been killed and more than two million have been displaced.

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Darfur Women Fear Giving Birth at Night, Without Midwives to Help

SERIF, South Darfur, Sudan — Awatif, who is six-months pregnant, is frightened of giving birth after the sun goes down.

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UNFPA Provides Emergency Supplies in Darfur for Overlooked Basic Needs

NYALA, South Darfur, Sudan — Although soap and absorbent cloths may not be the first thing one thinks of in terms of emergency provisions, a lack of very basic household commodities can have far-reaching repercussions.

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Violence Plagues Darfur Women Searching for Firewood and Fodder

MANAWASHI, South Darfur, Sudan — The rains have come to South Darfur and bright patches of green occasionally dot the barren landscape.

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Little Blue Book Helps to Improve Maternal Health in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco — Latifa, more than seven months pregnant, awaits a prenatal consultation with her gynaecologist in a spacious, breezy meeting room in the National Hospital for Maternal Health Orangers in Morocco’s…

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Preventing HIV Among Youth Living on the Fringes in Belize

BELIZE CITY, Belize — Raymond Gentle (32) is the owner of a convenience store on Belize City’s infamous South Side.

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Latin American and Caribbean Women in the Labour Market: Equal Opportunity or Opportunities Lost?

QUITO, Ecuador — More women than ever are part of the job market in Latin America and the Caribbean – 33 million entered into the labour force between 1990 and 2004.

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Bank, 'Big 8' Health Leaders Agree on Strategy to Help Poor Nations

New York – Global health leaders from eight international organizations, including the World Bank, have agreed on a coordinated plan to help developing countries with health funding and technical and policy assistance.

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