Monthly Archives: April 2013

In This Case, Second Place Isn’t Something To Celebrate

Early this month I took my first trip to Abuja, Nigeria.  Despite visiting almost 60 countries with Save the Children, I had never been to the West African nation.  It is a country of over 162 million, one of the most populous in the region and seventh most populous in the world. With an average [...]

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In Refugee Camps, Basics Become Luxuries

The Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan is home to more than 100,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Syria, but it’s unlikely that any of the camp’s residents consider this place—cold, crowded and under resourced—“home.”   I traveled to Za’atari last week after the launch of Save the Children’s recent global report, Childhood Under [...]

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