Real Lives, Real Change

Meet Evelyn Okemwa

Evelyn Okemwa of Nigeria's Enugu state knows the pain of living with lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease that causes enormous swelling of the limbs and dangerous secondary infections.

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    Pathways to Peace

    Jordan Ryan, vice president of peace programs, shares some of the approaches to waging peace that the Center has developed or learned over many years.

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    Syria Mapping Project

    What began as a conflict resolution tool for Syria is also now assisting with the distribution of humanitarian aid.

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