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Safe childbirth in times of conflict and displacement 04

In Sudan, conflict has resulted in the internal displacement of over 10 million people, the highest displacement in the world. The recent outbreak in April 2023 forced more than 9 million people from their homes, some for the second or third time.

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  • Field blog
Breaking barriers: from banker to deminer 01

Formerly employed in a bank for five years, 27-year-old Diana changed her life and focused on her passion of making a difference in her hometown, Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Since October 2023, Diana has been working as a deminer for Danish Church Aid (DCA), specialising in non-technical surveys (NTS).

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  • Photo story
Cover of the graphic novel partly on top of 2 opened pages.

How are Afghans doing more than 2 years after the withdrawal of international troops? And more specifically, how is access to healthcare in the country? To answer those questions, a graphic novel, takes readers through a working day in its health centres in the country.

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  • Field blog

4 years, 1 year, 3 months… the time people have spent in displacement sites around Mopti varies. But the reason they fled their homes is almost always the same: a brutal attack on their village. Aichata recounts how she, her husband, and children escaped on foot, leaving everything behind.

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Yuliia, in her daughter´s room, holding a  blockflute. In the background a bed and a desk.

When Russia’s war on Ukraine started, the lives of Yuliia, a former kindergarten teacher, Kostiantyn, an engineer, and their two children were upended. This family from Kyiv faced a difficult decision: to stay or to seek refuge elsewhere.

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  • Field blog
Brigitte holding one of her children while seated in a swing chair on a porch.

In south-east Madagascar, a concerning situation is unfolding as malnutrition rates rise in rural communities. Years of neglect and multiple nature-induced disasters means local communities are now left particularly vulnerable.

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  • Photo story