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Hope Amid Crisis in Haiti

You have probably seen in the news that Haiti is facing a crisis with multiple layers: political instability, a natural disaster, economic uncertainty, food shortages, and kidnappings for ransom. The president was assassinated, a 7.2 earthquake killed more than 2,000...

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Haiti Insecurity Could Increase Child Slavery

We are still in shock about Haiti. On July 7, we awoke to news that President Jovenel Moïse had been assassinated overnight. Major cities went into lockdown and a power vacuum has now worsened the political crisis with no clear path out. The parliament is...

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Asia

Story of a Migrant Worker

Story of a Migrant Worker

West India is one of the largest migration corridors in the world. It’s estimated that 9 million Indian migrants are working in the Persian Gulf region. Many are employed in low-profile jobs such as construction jobs, food service, or even domestic positions....

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Africa

12 Women are Free from Slavery

12 Women are Free from Slavery

Twelve Nigerian women are free from slavery in Senegal today!  Adaku*, Joy*, Esther*, and Chinara* were intercepted in Fadougou village on their way to what they believed were good jobs in restaurants, hotels, or boutiques that paid a good salary. 

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