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To Yardimly, Azerbaijan September 13, 2004
The road to Yardimly had started out fairly smooth, but soon degenerated into a minefield of potholes and back-jarring ruts. Suleyman continued confidently on to Yardimly, which we reached an hour after our departure from Masalli.
Child Survival in Azerbaijan September 13, 2004
As I indulge myself at a luxury hotel in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku, I cannot believe the contrast between it and what I have just experienced during my trip to the remote mountain regions of Masalli, Yardimly and Lerik, Azerbaijan.
Guatemala: Three Months in Tucurú July 12, 2004
West Bank and Gaza: Hebron: A City on the Brink June 18, 2004
With blueprints in-hand and a determined expression, Ghalib Abu Subaih inspects the construction work completed on the new school he and his neighbors are building in the Abu Sneinah neighborhood of Hebron City.
West Bank and Gaza: Parents and Teachers Come Together to Improve Education June 18, 2004
Georgia: Sofa's Story June 16, 2004
Sofia - "Sofa" to her friends - is 13 years old. Like many young girls her age, she enjoys music, dancing and drawing, and is very artistic. Unlike many young girls her age, Sofa was recently homeless and begging on the streets of Tbilisi.
Young Kamran June 16, 2004
Young Kamran is a lucky seven years old. The youngest of six children, he has healthfully made it through the first critical years of his life. In Kamran's village, many children are not as fortunate.
Kosovo: A level playing field: Peace-building through sport May 28, 2004
Ongoing ethnic tensions often limit opportunities for interaction between Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb youths.
Afghanistan: American-Style Baby Swings Sell Well in Afghanistan May 21, 2004
Name: Najeeba HaidariAge: 36 yearsLocation: District 10, Kabul (Afghanistan)
United States: Healing Children Through Creative Therapy May 17, 2004