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Sweet Taste of Success

by Martha Dodge, International Rescue Committee

Fall 2011 – Abou Ras Tutu, originally from Sudan, arrived in the United States as the only member of his family to survive the war in his native Darfur. “I am the only one alive,” he laments. But he was thrilled when he was hired for a job at Buca di Beppo, a busy Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., despite the fact that he could not read or write.

“They said it was okay if I work here even though I didn’t speak English,” says Tutu. “As long as my mind was strong.”

Article is on page 5 of the PDF. Photograph also by Martha Dodge.

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From Harm to Home: Giving Birth in a New Land

by Martha Dodge, International Rescue Committee

BALTIMORE, Apr 2011 – For newly arrived refugee women, the prospect of having a baby in an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming. “If you have limited English skills, imagine how challenging it can be to find a doctor or clinic and schedule an appointment, and that’s just the beginning,” explains Adrienne Atlee, health program manager for the IRC’s US Programs office in Baltimore.

Article on page 22-23. Photographs by Martha Dodge. Also published on mothering.com.

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Kiss a Llama for the IRC

by Martha Dodge, International Rescue Committee

UTAH, Summer 2011 – Nearly 2,000 students took action last winter and raised a staggering $81,087 for the IRC in just three weeks, an amount that would be the envy of professional fundraisers.

Article is on page 3 of the PDF.

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Experts: Diarrhea Neglect Killing Millions of Children

by Martha Dodge, OneWorld US

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2009 (OneWorld.net) – Health experts are calling on the United States and other world powers to do more to prevent diarrheal disease, an easily preventable ailment that is one of the leading killers of children, and a growing global concern.

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Economic Crisis Drives Up Conflict

by Martha Dodge, OneWorld US

WASHINGTON, Jun 3, 2009 (OneWorld.net) – The world has become slightly less peaceful over the last year due in large part to the global economic crisis, says an annual report released yesterday that measures countries’ peacefulness.

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