Aid : Goats and Soda Aid

The Central African Republic has one of the world's highest neonatal mortality rates: 1 in 24, according to UNICEF. Above: A mother holds her child during a consultation on February 14 at the maternity clinic in the town of Boali. Florent Vergnes /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Melinda and Bill Gates in Kirkland, Washington, in February. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Bill Gates Addresses 'Tough Questions' On Poverty And Power

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Mohamed Yonus (dark shirt, green skirt) carries his distribution bag to his home in the Hakimpara refugee camp. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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The Refugees Who Don't Want To Go Home ... Yet

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Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out

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The latest Pakistani crackdown on aid groups isn't the first. Above: A policeman stands guard outside the office of Save the Children in Islamabad, which was shuttered by Pakistani authorities in June 2015 under suspicion of "working against the country," according to government officials. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan amputee lifts weights at the International Committee of the Red Cross facility for war victims and the disabled in Mazar-i-Sharif. In September, a patient shot and killed a staffer, closing the center for a month and contributing to a decision to scale back operations in the country. Qais Usyan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

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