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Annie Johnson and her daughters Fatuma Abdullahi, 14, and Maryan Osman, 15. Fatuma and Maryan were refugees from Somalia's civil war, but found a family and new life with the Johnsons. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sisters Find Home In Utah After Somali Civil War Made Them Refugees

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Women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution center in South Sudan on March 10. Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

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A 5-year-old child cries as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a health clinic last month in Shada, Somalia. The child's family lost all their animals to drought and traveled more than 100 miles in search of a better situation. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Drought in Somalia has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen, as well as farmers' crops. The U.N. says action is needed to prevent famine in the region. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At first, the camel burger that restaurateur Jamal Hashi spent months trying to perfect didn't sell well. By choosing a different cut of meat, however, he discovered the potential for the burger. Tom Baker for NPR hide caption

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Ilhan Omar, a Democratic candidate for state representative in Minnesota, gives an acceptance speech on election night in Minneapolis. Stephen Maturen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Somali Refugee Makes History In U.S. Election

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Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians. "A revolution has been happening in publishing books, reading, writing and literature," she says. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

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Fire is seen at the scene of a car bomb attack claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabab militants on the Naasa Hablod hotel in Mogadishu on Saturday. Mohamed Abdiwahab /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Somalis living in the Dadaab camp in Kenya gather to watch the arrival of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees last May. Tony Karumba /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The World's Largest Refugee Camp Looks Like A Slum/Star Wars Mashup

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Leslie Morales (from left), Soraya Mohamud and Tanjum Choudhury discuss what it's like to be 15. All three are sophomores at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md. Akash Ghai/NPR hide caption

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American Girls Weigh In: 'We're Not Just Sitting Ducks': #15Girls

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