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West Bank and Gaza: A mother in search of peace October 23, 2009
It's big news around the Portland headquarters this week that one of our most senior field workers, Isdud Al-Najjar, is in town. That's because her home is in the Gaza Strip, where the odds of getting out are about the same as winning Powerball.
Pakistan: Displaced Pakistanis head home August 21, 2009
Here's the latest from our team in Pakistan, which continues to help families from northwest Pakistan displaced earlier this year by the fighting between Taliban militants and the Pakistan army.
Sri Lanka: A can-do spirit August 17, 2009
Nalagama Sinhala Junior School operates on something less than a shoestring. There's no library, no computers, no science lab. Recently, the older students performed a chemistry experiment involving oxygen using a plastic bucket rather than a glass beaker.
West Bank and Gaza: What We’re Doing in Gaza July 23, 2009
Since the Jan. 18 ceasefire, some humanitarian goods and workers have entered Gaza. Hospitals and power plants are functioning at reduced levels, but basic needs — including food, shelter and access to clean water and sanitation — remain at critical levels.
Agriculture for Development July 17, 2009
Pakistan: Update from Pakistan July 16, 2009
Holden Basch is visiting our Portland headquarters this week after spending the last two months running our emergency program in Pakistan for families displaced by fighting between the army and Taliban militants.
Pakistan: Update on kids' psychosocial program July 10, 2009
A quick update of the numbers on our kids' psychosocial program:
Pakistan: Displacement figure tops 3.5 million June 19, 2009
From the latest situation report submitted by our emergency-response team in Pakistan: Government of Pakistan figures show the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has risen to an estimated 3.584 million.
Sri Lanka: Farming Rice, Intensively June 18, 2009
Rice is central to Sri Lanka's economy and culture. So it's not hard to imagine how a new technique for improving rice production would be eagerly welcomed by farmers like Kanthi Weerasinghe.
Pakistan: Questions for Holden Basch June 12, 2009