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At St. John Eye Hospital in Gaza, a Palestinian surgeon removes a woman's cataract using surgery equipment branded with a sticker that says, in Arabic, "From The American People." U.S. funding subsidizes these surgeries for Palestinians who could not otherwise afford them, but funding cuts means subsidies will not continue, hospital administrators say. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Palestinian Aid Cuts Hit Programs Providing Food And Health For Gaza's Poorest

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The Israeli army facilitates the transfer of wounded Syrians to Israeli hospitals. Courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces hide caption

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From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria

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A child holds an umbrella as refugees at a refugee camp in Palorinya, Uganda. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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14-Year-Old Who Fled South Sudan: 'They're Killing Women, Children'

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A hamlet between the towns of Tsihombe and Ambovombe, in the most drought-stricken area in southern Madagascar. Most families in the region have resorted to eating wild fruits and tree leaves. Courtesy of Jeanluc Siblot hide caption

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Mohammad Sultan stands outside the locked door of a children's clinic in Gaza City. Sultan ran the clinic for World Vision, which temporarily closed the center after its Gaza director was accused of diverting humanitarian assistance to Hamas. Nicholas Schifrin/NPR hide caption

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Gaza Needs Aid, But Israel Says Some Has Reached Hamas Militants

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Syrian women and children stage a protest against the government's siege of Daraya, outside Damascus, on March 9. The protesters demanded that President Bashar Assad's government allow humanitarian aid into the city. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Siege That Keeps A Rebel Town In Syria Desperate For Food Aid

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The health workers of Sierra Leone — like Dr. Komba Songu M'Briwah (on the phone) — were dedicated to fighting Ebola. But they had a huge handicap. A government report reveals that some of the money allocated went to pay "ghost workers." David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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