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Photo of Miriam sitting on a chair in front of her house.

People in the northern Philippines knew the Super Typhoon Doksuri was coming. But when it struck in July 2023, its force took many by surprise. It brought more than a month’s worth of rain in 2 days, damaged some 56,000 houses, and affected 3 million people.

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  • Field blog
Sara and Natalia, holding each other while laughing.

When a criminal group threatened Sara* and her family, she took the difficult decision to leave their home in search of asylum. As many fellow Mexicans, she embarked on a journey full of hardships to find safety and to secure a better future for her children. 

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  • Field blog
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
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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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