Malaka Gharib Malaka Gharib is deputy editor and digital strategist of Goats and Soda, NPR's global health and development blog.
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Malaka Gharib

Deputy Editor and Digital Strategist, Goats and Soda

Malaka Gharib is deputy editor and digital strategist of Goats and Soda, NPR's global health and development blog. She reports on topics such as the humanitarian aid sector, gender equality, and innovation in the developing world.

Before coming to NPR in 2015, Gharib was the digital content manager at Malala Fund, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's global education charity, and social media and blog editor for ONE, a global anti-poverty advocacy group founded by Bono. Gharib graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and marketing.

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John Awiel Chol Diing, who grew up in refugee camps, is now studying agricultural science at Earth University in Costa Rica. Above: He visited Washington, D.C., last week as a 2019 Next Generation Delegate, a program run by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. "To be dedicating his life to giving back — his was a voice we had to have," says Marcus Glassman of the council. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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UNOCHA's new set of icons aims to streamline communication in response to humanitarian crises. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs hide caption

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The red drop of blood (left) was designated as an official emoji to symbolize menstruation, among other things, this year. The design at right, submitted in 2017, was not accepted. Unicode; Plan International UK hide caption

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