The fact that people will pay you to talk to people and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you, I am just amazed by that.
You will be judged in years to come by how you responded to genocide on your watch.
I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
A little bit of attention can go a long way.
Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy. It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led the way in slashing maternal mortality.
Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush, where they were dying from bad water, malaria and malnutrition.
The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're seeing 100,000 victims per month.
You don't need to invade a place or install a new government to help bring about a positive change.
If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic.
Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone, with rival armed bands burning villages, kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5, mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child is dead and they have absolutely nothing - and they're heading through the desert at night.
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