Syrian-born Maria Alabdeh was studying microbiology in France in 2011 when the Syrian revolution ignited. She joined Women Now for Development to help -- at least from afar.
A program helps retrain Colombia's female paramilitary members for jobs and reintegrate into society.
By Corinne Segal
Clown Me In is a Beirut-based clowning group that performs for young Syrian refugees.
Heavy lifting is a way of life in Nepal. But the 250,000 workers -- many of them children -- manning the Himalayan country’s brick kilns suffer on a different level, toiling in terrible conditions and earning less than one cent…
By Michael Holtz, Christian Science Monitor
Child labor often spikes following natural disasters. Nepal wants to break that mold and help kids like Dorje Lama.
By Larisa Epatko
As the world debates what to do with the staggering number of refugees who have been dislodged from their normal lives, Uganda is an example of a country allowing displaced people to work.
By Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico
A project called Mapping Ecuador is allowing people to pinpoint hospitals, shelters and other key places in the South American country’s earthquake recovery.
Steffi Green’s toy room is more crowded – and organized – than most. Clear tubs brimming with colorful toys stacked to the ceiling are labeled “stuffed animals,” “Nerf toys” and “crafts.” She’s collecting gifts, with contributions from her community, for…
Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has an ambitious life goal: ending world hunger. As a farmer and philanthropist, his focus is on reviving African agriculture, which has suffered massive production failures. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff…
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