Projects

Launched May 11, 2009 Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, William Wheeler
The majority of India's water sources are polluted. A lack of access to safe water contributes to a fifth of its communicable diseases.
Launched May 4, 2009 Mary Wiltenburg
When Bill Clinton Hadam's refugee family was approved for resettlement in the U.S., the boy's parents faced a "Sophie's Choice" dilemma: him or his sister.
Launched May 3, 2009 Jason Motlagh
In 2008, there were over 2,100 civilians casualties across Afghanistan. US airstrikes accounted for 552 deaths, up more than 70% compared to the year before.
Launched April 21, 2009 David Rochkind, Sacha Feinman
Once a sleepy agricultural town, the entire economy of Altar, Sonora is, at this point, based on human smuggling.
Launched April 17, 2009 Orlando de Guzman
Sulu is an archipelago of some 900 islands and has been the target of an American-assisted counter-insurgency program for the past 4 years.
Launched April 13, 2009 Sean Gallagher
Desertification is one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today, however it is arguably the most under-reported.
Launched April 10, 2009 Scott P. Harris
In talking about the Real IRA, the splinter group that took responsibility for the March 7 attack on an army barracks outside of Belfast that left two soldiers dead, Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde
Launched April 8, 2009 Brendan Borrell
The black rhino is emblematic of how civil war and corruption in Africa decimate endangered animal populations and rob local economies of potential sources of income.
Launched April 5, 2009 Fred de Sam Lazaro
Fred de Sam Lazaro presents a series of reports from around the world, examining the intersections of food, food policy, and food security.
Launched April 4, 2009 Alex Stonehill, Jessica Partnow
In the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks and the Obama administration's announcement of troop increases in Afghanistan, Pakistan has emerged as a central front in the War on Terror.
Launched April 2, 2009 Maura R. O'Connor
Over the course of its 25-year conflict, Sri Lanka has been an island plagued by the abduction and disappearance of its citizens - some estimate tens of thousands.
Launched April 1, 2009 Vanessa M. Gezari
Since 2007, an experimental Pentagon program has been sending teams of civilian anthropologists and other social scientists into the hardest-fought regions of Iraq and Afghanistan to pursue a miss
Launched March 28, 2009 Samuel Loewenberg
Samuel Loewenberg ventures to Guatemala to survey the underlying issues of the Central American country's extreme poverty.
Launched March 27, 2009 Darren McCollester, J. Malcolm Garcia
In Kosovo, Roma families and their children live in camps built on the biggest lead mine in Europe and next to a toxic slagheap of 100 million tons.
Launched March 11, 2009 Carolyn Drake, Ilan Greenberg
The global financial crisis is now reverberating deep inside the Tajikistan's mountainous countryside, where tens of thousands of Tajik men who no longer have jobs in Russia have returned to their villages. In a country already straining to accommodate Tajik refugees from Afghanistan, the...
Launched March 1, 2009 Michael Kavanagh
The 2006 election in the Democratic Republic of Congo was supposed to usher in a new period of peace and stability for the beleaguered, exhausted Congolese people.
Launched February 28, 2009 Christopher Milner, Susan Schulman
After six years of failed peace initiatives and continuing violence, displaced communities of Darfur are ready to fight.
Launched February 25, 2009 Peter DiCampo
Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets, and spend their days carrying heavy loads for meager wages. Due to a shortage of employment...
Launched February 15, 2009 Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Brysac
In few places has coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims been more sorely tested as in India, yet few post-colonial nations can claim a more unlikely success.
Launched January 30, 2009 Glenn Baker, Stephen Sapienza
In Bangla, "easy like water" translates roughly as "piece of cake." The irony is that in Bangladesh -- with 150 million people in a country the size of Iowa, water poses a relentless threat.
Launched January 18, 2009 Asim Rafiqui, Elliott Woods
Gazan healthcare facilities have been strangled by an Israeli blockade since June 2007, when Hamas wrested control of Gaza from rival Fatah.
Launched January 14, 2009 Meredith May, Carlos Avila Gonzalez
Every January, 83-year-old Olga Murray of northern California goes to southwestern Nepal for the annual Maghe Sankranti winter festival.
Launched January 6, 2009 Lygia Navarro
Six months after Fidel Castro's exit, Lygia Navarro explores the hidden epidemic of depression in Cuba.
Launched December 27, 2008 Clayton Worlfolk, Jordan deBree
In the last several years, at least one dozen Mexican norteño musicians have been murdered in a wave of violence bearing the brazenness and brutality of Mexico's drug cartels.