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Stories & updates
With little else to offer her baby, one survivor of Boko Haram violence promises her this: the truth
In Nigeria and across the Lake Chad Basin, conflict has plunged millions into hunger.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are at risk of being caught in the crossfire of a new offensive now underway on the city. For many, the day-to-day challenges of life in Iraq are about to get worse.
Schools, health centers, and homes have been reduced to rubble in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, leaving families with nothing.
Repairs are urgently needed as officials document suspected new cases of the waterborne disease.
Oxfam is sending 3 tons of water purifying supplies to the hard-hit nation as potential for disease outbreaks worry survivors.
Aid workers worry about the potential for a spike in cholera cases in Haiti.