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Sudanese families fleeing the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, make their way through the desert after they crossed the border between Sudan and Chad to seek refuge in Goungour, Chad, May 12, 2023. (OSV News photo/Zohra Bensemra, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
Sudan now represents the world’s largest internal displacement crisis, with more than six million uprooted from their homes and communities inside Sudan’s borders.
Pope Francis blesses a pregnant woman during a meeting of Scholas Occurentes in Rome May 19, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
The global surrogacy market, valued at $14 billion in 2022, is projected to reach $129 billion by 2032. That’s a lot of bucks and a lot of babies and a lot of young women renting their bodies to other people.
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
A court decision in Canada crossed a regrettable, if predictable, redline. For the first time, a young woman successfully applied to proceed with medical assistance in dying based on her autism diagnosis.
A child wounded in an I.D.F. bombardment is brought to Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, on March 25. (AP Photo/Ismael abu dayyah)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
While some children have been evacuated from conflict, more than 1.1 million children in Gaza and 3.7 million in Haiti have been left behind to face the rampaging adult world around them.
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
President Bukele has used his emergency powers to detain more than 78,000 suspected gang members in security sweeps that human rights groups charge are often arbitrary and violent.
Palestinians line up for food in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on March 12. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
In Gaza, “nowhere is safe” and “hunger is everywhere.”