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Stories & updates
Despite last month’s temporary lifting of the Saudi led-coalition blockade of Yemen’s northern ports, in the past three and a half weeks only 18 percent of the country’s monthly fuel needs and just over half its monthly food needs have been imported through these ports.
In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewelry-making group.
When a devastating drought hit Somaliland, crops failed and livestock perished. For some of the region’s most impoverished people, survival seemed impossible until a single text message gave them hope.
Renewable solar energy provides clean water, lights, and the potential for more improvements.
A look back on the successes you helped us achieve this year
In Uganda’s refugee settlements, where even the most basic supplies are hard to come by children are making playthings out of unexpected materials.