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  • Burundi: traditional midwives assist women victims of violence

    "It was the middle of the night and I was asleep. Suddenly, I heard a noise. Our houses don't have any doors, so I got up to investigate. Burundi: traditional midwives assist women victims of violence "It was

    • 2003-03-06
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  • Eritrea: Displaced women trained to build energy-saving ovens

    Life is hard for the 1,350 women living in the camp for displaced people in Mai Wurray, some 80 kilometres south-east of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. Eritrea: Displaced women trained to build energy-saving

    • 2003-03-06
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  • Women with missing loved ones – Emotional distress and economic hardship

    "I was left with nine children to raise. They have had to support themselves and each other to pay for their studies. Six of them are professionals and three are still studying. Women with missing loved ones

    • 2003-03-06
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  • Inside Monrovia's JFK hospital

    "I would never have believed that surgery could be carried out in such conditions" was the reaction of one of the two members of an American humanitarian mission during a visit to the rambling John F. Kennedy

    • 2003-07-25
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  • First contact in 22 years

    Few people in Iraq have not suffered from the tragic consequences of the series of wars. For Farida it all began in 1981 when her family was forced to go to Iran. She remained in Iraq with no news from her

    • 2003-07-31
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  • From Afghanistan to Cambodia: mined lives

    For the past 13 years Italian physiotherapist Alberto Cairo has offered hope and care to war amputees and the disabled of Afghanistan. In charge of the ICRC's orthopaedic programme, he leads a dedicated team

    • 2003-09-12
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  • "Number 17 - there was my son’s name"

    Cedomir Maric waited at home in Belgrade for years, hoping for news of his son who disappeared on the front line during the Balkan wars in 1995. It was only in 2001 that he received confirmation that the 21

    • 2003-07-31
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  • A former soldier returns home - Sudan

    For years Abraham Machar, 23, was a soldier with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), one minuscule cog in the devastating machinery of Africa’s longest-running civil war. A bullet wound last year left

    • 2003-07-31
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  • Colombia: putting care in a class of its own

    Children in Colombia displaced by the fighting lose more than a home – their schooling is seriously threatened. The ICRC has been finding ways to help them continue their studies. Colombia: putting care in a

    • 2003-10-14
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  • West Bank demolitions: homes, and dreams, in ruins

    The latest house destructions in the Gaza Strip highlight a problem that is not new for residents of the Palestinian territories. The ICRC's Liv Ronglan reports from the West Bank. West Bank demolitions: homes

    • 2003-10-17
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