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“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
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“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

Jul 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,136 Views 14 Comments

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
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Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Jul 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,710 Views 3 Comments

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp
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'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Apr 13th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,232 Views 11 Comments

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
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'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,447 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
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'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,497 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps
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'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

Mar 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,036 Views 20 Comments

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
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'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 77,246 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
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'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,423 Views 10 Comments

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
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'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Jul 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 116,953 Views 20 Comments

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia
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The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Apr 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 16,006 Views 16 Comments

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
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Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

Apr 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,083 Views 9 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'
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'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Sep 16th 2018, 9:00 PM 59,533 Views 7 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'
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'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Sep 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,376 Views 3 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?
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How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:15 AM 16,520 Views 8 Comments

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"
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"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

Apr 16th 2017, 7:00 PM 24,626 Views 12 Comments

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives
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How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives

Dec 19th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,442 Views 6 Comments

Things can be difficult for people trying to earn a living in this part of Ethiopia, but these women are making it work.

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems
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This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

Jul 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 167 Views 14 Comments

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'
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The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'

Jul 26th 2015, 10:15 AM 24,156 Views 18 Comments

Many teenagers in Malawi are forced into non-formal marriages, despite new laws.

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'
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'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'

Jul 19th 2015, 11:15 AM 48,531 Views 49 Comments

Memory didn’t want that happen to her.

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'
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Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'

Nov 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 17,794 Views 47 Comments

Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.

Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers
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Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers

Nov 18th 2014, 9:05 AM 12,491 Views 13 Comments

The attack took place ten years ago in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth
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Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth

Nov 8th 2014, 5:30 PM 19,764 Views 15 Comments

As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.