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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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  • Reuniting families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    “Living alone without your parents, it is very difficult” says Nathalie. She has spent almost two years without her family. And many other children in this huge country are still separated from their families

    • 2003-11-20
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  • Life goes on

    Magomed Danaev was eleven when the war first broke out in Chechnya in 1992. He initially took refuge in his village and then abroad; he returned to Grozny in 2000 to live with his family. Curfews, regular water

    • 2003-11-28
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  • Working with ICRC: a many-splendoured thing

    Often a first mission with the ICRC means being a polyvalent delegate, which loosely translates as all-round, multi-purpose and versatile. Suzanne Charest reports from Addis Ababa on a fellow Canadian who found

    • 2003-12-16
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  • Myanmar: Than Htay's new leg

    More than 9,000 people have been fitted with artificial limbs at the five orthopaedic centres in Myanmar supported by the ICRC since 1986, when it first started working in the country. Roland Sidler reports, in

    • 2003-12-24
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  • Algeria: Talk as therapy

    “Shut it. Your opinion doesn’t count. I’ll do whatever I want with you ” But Zahra talks, despite her brother’s threats. Algeria: Talk as therapy “Shut it. Your opinion doesn’t count. I’ll do whatever I want

    • 2003-03-06
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  • Eyewitness: A day out in Ethiopia

    Roland Sidler has worked for the ICRC in war zones for the past 20 years, in a variety of positions including head of delegation. Photo-journalist by profession, he covers stories that the media can’t get to

    • 2003-04-09
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  • Filling the gap in northern Iraq

    Relying on pre-war stocks and occasional donations, the old people's home in Mosul was about to run out of food - until the ICRC brought in two months' worth of supplies for the 26 residents. Bernt Apeland

    • 2003-05-05
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  • Family links: tears of relief in a camp in Syria

    Bourak, a 17-year-old Iraqi girl, lost contact with her family in the flight from war in her homeland. With help from the ICRC she found them again in a refugee camp in Syria. Lana Baydas reports from Damascus

    • 2003-05-07
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  • Muntazer - the son that waits

    In the Middle East, wars and their consequences tend to overlap. The ICRC is still helping to repatriate POWs captured in the conflict between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s – 59 Iraqi prisoners were brought home

    • 2003-05-07
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  • Family links: eyes wide open

    Healing the physical wounds of war is one thing. You might even forget the pain. But the pain of separation takes longer to wear off. A report from Michèle Mercier in Amman. Family links: eyes wide open Healing

    • 2003-05-23
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  • Angola - Madalena's long wait

    Seven-year-old Madalena was abruptly separated from her parents one morning in February 2001. She had strayed from her family's hut in the village of Malange when fighting suddenly broke out all around her

    • 2003-05-28
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  • Humanitarian trekking in Nepal

    Christine Luthi likes hiking in the mountains, which is just as well since the 31-year-old’s first mission for the ICRC has taken her to Nepal. Together with a few others, she criss-crosses parts of the

    • 2003-05-31
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  • Islam meets his challenge head-on

    This young Chechen was barely 15 years old when he stepped on a boobytrap, losing an arm and a foot. Photo essay by Roland Sidler Islam meets his challenge head-on This young Chechen was barely 15 years old

    • 2003-07-10
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  • “We thought our daughter was dead ”

    In Côte d'Ivoire, a girl who had been missing for nine months returned home after sending her parents a Red Cross message. In all, 13 children have been reunited with their families since the conflict broke out

    • 2003-08-12
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  • Red Crescent volunteer faces fear after fighting

    Her colleagues and friends now call her “the burier”. For Inass Mouaiid, a 25-year-old Iraqi Red Crescent volunteer, burying 50 bodies was a gruesome task. But she also had the courage to carry injured people

    • 2003-07-31
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