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The Avoidable Famine

I just returned from Kenya, where I delivered emergency support to a grassroots women’s organization based in the drought-stricken northeast. The women there are struggling to provide food, water and medicines to thousands of even harder-hit famine refugees who are pouring into their parched communities from neighboring Somalia. I felt privileged to be able to bring [...]
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Local Women’s Organizations in Kenya and Sudan Connect Through MADRE (Video)

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : myMADRE (3 years ago)

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Issues & Causes / Human Rights : World Affairs Blog: Children (3 years ago)

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News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

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