Published: December 2005
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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Girardet, Edward, and Jonathan Walter, eds. Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan, 3rd ed. Crosslines Publishing, 2005.

Raffaele, Paul. "Uganda: The Horror." Smithsonian Magazine (February 2005).

De Temmerman, Els. Aboke Girls: Children Abducted in Northern Uganda. Fountain Publication Ltd., 2001.

Prendergast, John. "Resolving the Three Headed War from Hell in Southern Sudan, Northern Uganda, and Darfur." Africa Program Occasional Paper Series No. 3. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (February 2005).

Navai, Ramita. "A Year After Quake, Iran City Struggles to Rise Above the Rubble." Christian Science Monitor, January 5, 2005.

Annan, Kofi A. "Billions of Promises to Keep." New York Times, April 13, 2005.

"Now Spend it Sensibly." Economist (January 7, 2005).

Lynch, Colm. "Cash Often Fails to Match Aid Pledges." Washington Post, January 14, 2005.

"The UN's Paul Revere; Jan Egeland Explains Why All Humanitarian Crises Are Not Created Equal in the Eyes of the Press." Columbia Journalism Review (July/August 2005), 20.

Egeland, Jan. "Sobering Lessons for the United Nations." Financial Times, March 30, 2005.

"Tsunami Relief." U.S. Agency for International Development, April 2005.

Buchanan, Cate. and Robert Muggah. "No Relief: Surveying the Effects of Gun Violence on Humanitarian and Development Personnel." Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, June 2005.

"The Tsunami's Psychological Aftermath." Science (August 12, 2005), 1030-33.

NGS Resources

Carroll, Chris. "In Hot Water." National Geographic (August 2005), 72-85.

Bourne, Joel K. Jr., "Gone With the Water." National Geographic (October 2004), 88-105.

Edwards, Mike. "In Focus: Central Africa's Cycle of Violence." National Geographic (June 1997), 124-33.

Smith, Mary G. "Retiring Into…a Hurricane." National Geographic (March 1996).