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Lucia Adeng Wek holds her 3-year-old son, Wek Wol Wek, who suffers from malnutrition. They're at a clinic in South Sudan run by Doctors without Borders and were photographed on October 11, 2016. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

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A mobile clinic outside Mombassa, Kenya, provides women in rural areas with family planning options like contraceptive implants and offers cervical cancer screening as well. Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Bans U.S. Funding For Groups That 'Promote' Abortion Overseas

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How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

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A school scene in Uganda. David Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

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As of Friday, Wonder Woman will no longer be an honorary U.N. ambassador. A petition protesting her appointment called her "a large-breasted, white woman of impossible proportions." Above, a display at Comic-Con International 2016 shows the evolution of her costume. Matt Cowan/Getty Images hide caption

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The M-PESA agent who works in this shop is part of a vast network of small-time vendors. Screengrab by NPR/YouTube hide caption

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Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

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The singer Alsarah: "Sudanese people said I wasn't Sudanese enough. Arabs said I wasn't an Arab. Americans said I wasn't American. I used to be like, 'I don't belong anywhere! Now I'm like you're all mine. All my countries, you're all mine." Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Choosing A Charity: Should You Go With Your Heart Or Your Head?

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A young woman is tested for HIV at a health clinic in Uganda. During the presidency of George W. Bush, the U.S. substantially ramped up spending on HIV/AIDS programs abroad — a commitment that retains strong bipartisan support to this day. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign Aid

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Traveling Exhibit Shows What It's Like To Be A Refugee

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