International stories

Cameroon: An Injection of Hope

Cameroon: An Injection of Hope

It is late at night, on Cameroon’s dimly lit streets, but young children are hard at work. Some wander the streets,...

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Global Hand Chinese Translation Team Receive Online Volunteering Award

Global Hand Chinese Translation Team Receive Online Volunteering Award

To mark International Volunteers Day on 4th December, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme announced the winners of the “Online Volunteering...

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Tukul Crafts

Tukul Crafts

The Sudanese Civil War killed more civilians than any other conflict since World War 2. Two million Sudanese people died –...

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Tintsaba: Weaving for Life

Tintsaba: Weaving for Life

When Elsabet joined the Tintsaba workshop in Swaziland, it changed her life. “If I couldn’t work for Tintsaba, I think I...

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Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

Vinh Hoa: A Global Handicrafts producer

In a workshop in Hue, Vietnam, two rows of women are intent on their work. Fine, brightly-coloured thread and embroidery needles...

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Women for Women

Women for Women

Azada was 14 years old when her father asked her to marry one of her cousins, hoping, as is common in...

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Sierra Leone: Aftermath of the Blood Bath

Sierra Leone: Aftermath of the Blood Bath

When the wounding is done, and you are left alone and bleeding, where can you turn in a war torn environment?...

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Crossroads Responding to Sichuan Earthquake

Crossroads Responding to Sichuan Earthquake

As the days wear on in the tragic aftermath of the Sichuan quake, the suffering deepens. 5 million survivors, now homeless,...

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Rudolph the Water Buffalo: Transforming children’s lives in the Philippines

Rudolph the Water Buffalo: Transforming children’s lives in the Philippines

What was wrong with this Christmas card?  The man in red was clearly not at the North Pole: he was in...

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