Rainey lives in Lebanon, a country that will never give her citizenship. Her parents are Sri Lankan, but she was born in Beirut. And now, Lebanon may ask her to leave the only home she’s ever known.
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Ryan and Noor are best friends, and they live in Beirut. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. They agree that in Lebanon, they are an unlikely match.
Ahmad wants to be a basketball star when he grows up. For now, he's working toward his unlikely goal thanks to a Lebanese NGO that believes such dreams are important for disadvantaged children.
Karen and her family once lived a happy life in Syria. But when the civil war arrived, they fled to Lebanon with little more than a few suitcases, and their two-week stay has now lasted two years.
Although the school lunch program can foster tolerance, discrimination against lower castes persists in rural India.
The third and final broadcast in PRI's The World series on India’s Midday Meal, the program that feeds 120 million poor and malnourished children.
In India, education and the free school-lunch program help foster an environment of tolerance.
On July 16, 2013, the death by pesticide of 23 Indian schoolchildren exposed the tragic shortcomings of India's program of free school lunches. No one disputes that the program itself is essential.
Photographer Alex MacLean brought an audio recorder with him on his flights over the Alberta Tar Sands. Go along for the ride and hear Alex’s descriptions and observations.
For ten years, Blanca has cared for other people's children. Now, she is finally reunited with her own son.
Australia has recently suffered droughts, floods, tropical storms and heat waves that many scientists warn climate change will bring, and the impact also has psychological effects.
In Australia, government researchers say climate change has definitely hit the country, hard. But farmers who are feeling it are not ready to believe it.