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Mobile phones in the hands of youth may be the secret weapon for a strong democratic future in Kenya. Read more.
Photo by John Odienge for Mercy Corps

Mobile phones in the hands of youth may be the secret weapon for a strong democratic future in Kenya. Read more.

Photo by John Odienge for Mercy Corps

Vote counting began in Kenya on Monday after largely peaceful elections.  Millions of voters stood in line to choose their next president in a tightly contested general election.
Kenya’s last elections in 2007 were the catalyst for a terrifying wave of violence that swept the nation. More than 1,500 people were killed, most by armed gangs of youth stirred up by local politicians.
Mercy Corps has been working with the government and thousands of youth groups for the past two years to build a grassroots movement to choose peace, empowering them to transform their lives and their country.
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Vote counting began in Kenya on Monday after largely peaceful elections.  Millions of voters stood in line to choose their next president in a tightly contested general election.

Kenya’s last elections in 2007 were the catalyst for a terrifying wave of violence that swept the nation. More than 1,500 people were killed, most by armed gangs of youth stirred up by local politicians.

Mercy Corps has been working with the government and thousands of youth groups for the past two years to build a grassroots movement to choose peace, empowering them to transform their lives and their country.

Read more.

Pius Asuke, of the Rift Valley Wheelchair Basketball group in Eldoret, Kenya, plays basketball with other members on March 19, 2012. These athletes with disabilities participate together in income-generating activities, community service projects, and sporting events. Read more.

Pius Asuke, of the Rift Valley Wheelchair Basketball group in Eldoret, Kenya, plays basketball with other members on March 19, 2012. These athletes with disabilities participate together in income-generating activities, community service projects, and sporting events. Read more.

In many parts of the world, something as basic as a toilet saves lives - in more ways than you might think. In addition to improving hygiene and preventing the spread of disease, women like Muriya in Kenya don’t have to face the risk of being sexually assaulted or attacked by an animal when they leave their villages to relieve themselves in the bush. Learn more.

In many parts of the world, something as basic as a toilet saves lives - in more ways than you might think. In addition to improving hygiene and preventing the spread of disease, women like Muriya in Kenya don’t have to face the risk of being sexually assaulted or attacked by an animal when they leave their villages to relieve themselves in the bush. Learn more.

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The heavy rains soaking the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya — the largest in the world — would normally mean sweet relief. But this year the rains have also caused an uptick in cholera, a potentially deadly disease caused by a bacteria that spreads through contaminated water.
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(Somali boys fetch water from a puddle in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.)

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The heavy rains soaking the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya — the largest in the world — would normally mean sweet relief. But this year the rains have also caused an uptick in cholera, a potentially deadly disease caused by a bacteria that spreads through contaminated water.

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(Somali boys fetch water from a puddle in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.)

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Ed Ou’s work from the Somali-Kenyan border is in the current issue of Polka Magazine.  You can see the accompanying multimedia piece here.

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Today, November 9, 2011, is FWD Day of Action. FWD the facts and help us to reach 13.3 million FWDs in honor of the 13.3 million in need. FWD the facts now!

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Today, November 9, 2011, is FWD Day of ActionFWD the facts and help us to reach 13.3 million FWDs in honor of the 13.3 million in need. FWD the facts now!

ONE unveiled a new PSA titled “The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity” to spark a more urgent response to the growing famine in Somalia that has already killed more than 30,000 children in just 3 months.

Learn more at One.org.

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof visits the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, home to hundreds of thousands of Somalis who are fleeing famine, drought and war.

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