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  • Home again

    Story of Niyonshuti, 14 years old, December 1998 Four years have passed since Niyonshuti, now 14, was separated from his mother in the torrent of people fleeing the fighting in his native Rwanda. This is his

    • 1998-12-11
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  • The Nigeria consultation: war ghosts and pepper soup

    The Nigeria consultation: war ghosts and pepper soup " I feel pain, agony and suffering over and over. I see useful talents wasted. I see dreams that never came true. I see events that cast a cloud over this

    • 1999-07-14
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  • Joana returns home to Dili from Western Timor

    Joana returns home to Dili from Western Timor " I'm going home?  I'm going home? Am I really going home? " asks an excited teenager as she meets with the Tracing team of the International Committee of the Red

    • 1999-11-30
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  • Anti-personnel landmines : Interview with a Chechen mine victim

    Anti-personnel landmines : Interview with a Chechen mine victim My name is Piatmat. I was born in 1970 and I come from the village of Tangi-Chu, in Urusmartanovsky Region, Chechnya. Well, me and my sister, my

    • 2001-07-20
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  • Mexico: Giving birth

    Mexico: Giving birth My name is Petra Guzmán García. I am an Indian and for almost three years I have been working with the ICRC in Chiapas, Mexico. For some months now, I have been teaching in a programme to

    • 2002-03-15
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  • Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories, Gaza: the sons of Umm Abed

    Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories, Gaza: the sons of Umm Abed Attired in a embroidered black dress, her dignified features half hidden by a white muslin shawl, 75-year-old Umm Abed (not her

    • 2002-03-07
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  • Angola: New lives with new legs

    Luanda. For Virginia Maria and Francisco it is too late, they have already experienced the devastating effects of anti-personnel mines. However, many organizations - including the Angolan Red Cross with the

    • 2002-12-02
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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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  • Cambodia: flying team helps disabled keep walking

    There are reckoned to be some 30,000 amputees in Cambodia, following years of war that devastated the country and Khmer society. The ICRC's orthopaedic programme tries to make sure that even those living in

    • 2004-02-17
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  • Colombia: armed conflict continues to be marked by serious IHL violations

    The armed conflict between the Colombian government and various rebel groups is one of the world's most protracted and is characterised by an alarming number of violations of international humanitarian law

    • 2004-07-06
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  • Nepal: return to Bhojpur

    In the isolated regions of Nepal, where access is difficult, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) tries to keep in touch with the local population and to cope with the needs arising from the

    • 2004-08-30
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  • Rainy season complicates aid distribution

    ICRC delegate, Robin Bovey, sent this article from Darfur after taking part in an arduous distribution effort. Rainy season complicates aid distribution ICRC delegate, Robin Bovey, sent this article from Darfur

    • 2004-09-06
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