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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 09/2011

Feed the Body and the Soul in Dadaab

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Canada

Beyond the urgency of filling empty stomachs is the legacy of torture and trauma that so many of these refugees have endured. The soul can become just as empty.

Dadaab: What Will Happen Now?

| Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada

Journalists predicted that the rains would come in October, implying that this would end the crisis. But by then, the planting season will have passed. The rains, if they come, will likely bring flooding and disease. The famine may peak in early December, as we are preparing to celebrate our winter holidays.

An Education Takes Kids From Slums to Schools

| Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada

As a teen, Jaime was sucked into a world of gangs, drugs and violence that threatened to lure him away from school, which in El Salvador is only offered in half days. Jaime tells us he'd have wound up selling drugs, or possibly even dead, if an after-school program called Superate hadn't saved him.

Dadaab Refugee's Dreams Lead Her to Canada

| Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada

Fatumo's childhood was contained in the world's largest refugee camp; a place we worry carries a stigma for harbouring victims who await handouts. She fought against a bleak fate that seems sealed by outside media: images of desperate people who refuse to help themselves. Instead she chased a dream to study abroad.