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Every two seconds, someone like Sumaya is forced to flee her home in search of safety. Families around the world are leaving everything behind to escape war, famine, and poverty.

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Facts, not fears: Four myths about the mass exodus from Central America

On October 13, roughly 200 Hondurans gathered in the city of San Pedro Sula to form a caravan to head to the US. Today, as many as 7,000 Central Americans—including women, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly—are hundreds of miles away from the US-Mexico border, in search of a better life for themselves and their families. This mass exodus is a result of the extreme h...

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Myths about foreign aid

Whether training local farmers to increase their crop production or helping people rebuild after a natural disaster, most Americans would agree that the aim of US foreign assistance should be to help people help themselves.

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