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'They Came to Kill'

Hope you'll read my latest for The Washington Post, which looks at troubling developments in C.A.R.'s conflict. FULL STORY & PHOTOS: http://wapo.st/2yDgAvH

 Displaced people wait for rations in Bria, Central African Republic, on Sept. 26. (Cassandra Vinograd/The Washington Post)

Displaced people wait for rations in Bria, Central African Republic, on Sept. 26. (Cassandra Vinograd/The Washington Post)

Cassandra Vinograd
News!

Am beyond thrilled that the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has given me another grant – this time to go report on the absence of state in Central African Republic. I'll be heading back there soon... Watch this space for project updates: http://bit.ly/2htydqY

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Cassandra Vinograd
Girl Be Heard

What a weekend. The Pulitzer Center's "Gender Lens" conference was filled with fascinating panels and interesting perspectives. And I was particularly moved by the talented young women of "Girl Be Heard," who brought our words to life in their powerful performances. Thank you for the beautiful interpretations, Girl Be Heard! 

Cassandra Vinograd
Killings Send Entire Town Fleeing

Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives. Deadly sectarian violence that has gripped Central African Republic since 2013 is surging again, even spreading to parts of the country that once had been spared. The number of people displaced could reach half a million by month’s end, the U.N. says, a level not seen in more than three years. FULL STORY & PHOTOS: http://bit.ly/2hrHCz2 

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Cassandra Vinograd
What's Behind the Spiraling Crisis in C.A.R.?

I traveled to the town of Bria in the Central African Republic, where a spasm of violence has sent shockwaves through an already traumatised population and ripples of fear throughout CAR that the country is descending back into chaos.
FULL STORY FOR AL JAZEERA ENGLISH: http://bit.ly/2s0M3F6

 A UN armoured vehicle patrols a road near the town of Bria, which saw heavy fighting this week [Cassandra Vinograd/Al Jazeera]

A UN armoured vehicle patrols a road near the town of Bria, which saw heavy fighting this week [Cassandra Vinograd/Al Jazeera]

Cassandra Vinograd
Some news

... Proud and honored to have been chosen for an SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award with my NBC colleagues for our coverage of the Brussels attacks. https://www.spj.org/news.asp?REF=1507

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Cassandra Vinograd
As South Sudan's war worsens, thousands of children are forced to join the fight

It was just before dark, and Charles was pulling weeds with his father in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state when roughly a dozen armed rebels appeared, demanding he join their ranks. Charles was terrified. His father tried to intervene, but he was outnumbered. That night, Charles, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, was separated from his father and forced to become a soldier. He was just 13 years old.

Full story for NEWSWEEK: http://www.newsweek.com/2017/03/31/south-sudan-civil-war-child-soldiers-572025.html

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