July 21, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
The challenges of population growth, environmental degradation, food security, and even violent extremism can be traced back to issues with girls’ health, education and human rights.
July 14, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
The teacher at the Koranic school described the young woman as “calm and obedient,” ideal marriage material. Samira Abdoulaye, 19, did not return the sentiment.
Image by Jennifer Koons. Niger, 2014.
July 14, 2014 /
Jennifer Koons
The rate of population growth exceeds economic growth in Niger where women have an average of seven children. Government officials hope family planning will become the best way forward.
October 9, 2012
Uliana Bazar
Fellow Ruth Moon Places First for Magazine News Religion Report of the Year.
Peter Gwin on CNN 2011.
September 8, 2011 / CNN
Peter Gwin
Pulitzer Center grantee Peter Gwin was interviewed by CNN about his reporting on the Tuareg, a nomadic group recruited by Muammar Qaddafi to fight against the rebels in Libya.
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August 18, 2011 / National Geographic
Peter Gwin
Tuareg rebels have been fighting the Niger government, with some support from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, for a share in the lucrative uranium mined on their lands.
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May 25, 2011 / Untold Stories
Ruth Moon
Tackling a food crisis: With the help of NGOs, farmers in Niger are looking for long-term solutions to recurring crop failures and shortages.
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April 6, 2011 / Christianity Today
Ruth Moon
Will Christianity be a solution to the hardships that plague Niger?
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April 5, 2011
Ruth Moon
Food distribution is one part of NGO strategy to help Nigeriens through crisis times such as the 2010 food shortage.
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April 5, 2011
Ruth Moon
From small clinics like the World Vision clinic near Dakoro in eastern Niger to larger hospitals like Galmi, the ill effects of malnutrition color healthcare routines and treatments.
Women line up so their children can be measured, weighed and treated for malnourishment at a World Vision health clinic near Dakoro in east Niger. Image by Ruth Moon. Niger, 2010.
December 17, 2010 / Untold Stories
Ruth Moon
In Niger, malnutrition exacerbates public health challenges, putting an overwhelming strain on limited resources.
November 12, 2010
Peter Gwin
In the heart of the Sahara Desert and amidst of some of the world’s biggest uranium reserves, terrorists, smugglers and bandits threaten to seize control of northern parts of Mali and Niger.
Habiza, a member of a 450-person tribe near Dakoro in east Niger, writes her name in the sand. She learned to read and write through a Lutheran World Relief program. The tribal women say knowing how to read helps them avoid getting scammed when they go to market. Niger, 2010.
September 21, 2010 / Untold Stories
Ruth Moon
Ineffective foreign aid and government corruption hinder progress in alleviating Niger's food crisis.

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