October 18, 2016 / takepart
Jennifer Duggan
Scientists with a critical agricultural research organization are among the 11 million people forced to flee Syria's conflict. They took heroic steps to save resources vital for global food security.
A mother in Bona in southern Ethiopia (right) underwent female genital mutilation as a young woman
October 14, 2016 / Untold Stories
Amy Yee
Snapshots of Ethiopians who have participated in KMG's community conversations and changed their minds about female genital mutilation and stopped the long-standing practice.
October 13, 2016 / Untold Stories
Christian Belanger
The people and places in Alex tell the township’s story and history, among them rival organizations of longtime property owners, a soup kitchen for drug addicts, and a hostel built under apartheid.
A stream meanders through a wetland in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga. The region is a Strategic Water Source Area, the segments of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland that make up 8 percent of land area but account for 50 percent of water supply. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
October 12, 2016 / Inter Press Service
Mark Olalde
With South Africa in the midst of a historic drought, the government continues to allow ambitious prospecting for coal mines in water-sensitive areas.
High-voltage power lines carry electricity from coal-fired power plants in Mpumalanga toward Gauteng. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
October 12, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
A controversial underground coal mine in a protected water catchment in Mpumalanga has moved closer to breaking ground after it was granted environmental authorisation and a water use licence.
A woman in one of the two last remaining homes in a village emptied out before the dam was raised. Their old brick house was narrowly, spared. And so, while most of the villagers were sent away to relocation sites, they were told to simply stay in what they now describe as a “ghost village.” Today they have less farmland, as their fields were partially submerged – and less company. “Everyone else is gone, and we are so lonely here.”  Image by Sharron Lovell. China, 2016.
October 11, 2016 / Atavist
Sharron Lovell
What China’s enormous water transfer means for those left behind.
Streetscape in Shivaji Nagar
October 11, 2016 / Untold Stories
Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni
Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni's photo essay explores the daily struggle of accessibility in India's largest city.
A prisoner at the Evarisio se Moraes Prison Complex in Rio de Janiero
October 11, 2016 / Untold Stories
Kate Toporski
Prisons can be cold, dark, scary places. But they can also be full of life. See how University of Michigan students work with theater in Brazilian prisons.
Lt. Maya Breslavski and her team detain a drunk driver after he attempted to flee the scene. Image by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2016.
October 6, 2016 / PRI's The World
Misha Friedman
In Ukraine, substance abuse has been an epidemic for the past two decades—about 1 percent of all adults are intravenous drug users—the leading cause of HIV transmission in the country.
Following the departure of the archbishops, a flower arrangement is placed on the rocks. Floral displays accompany many religious ceremonies and rites
October 6, 2016 / Untold Stories
Dillon DeWitt
Song and faith are twin pillars of community practices in St. Theresa Point. Each autumn, families join together in a festival to celebrate family bonds and spiritual connections.
Peru is among many countries undergoing rapid aging, with the proportion of the population over the age of 60 projected to rise from 9.2 percent in 2014 to 22.7 percent in 2050. Advances in medicine, improvements in sanitation and economic prosperity have led to longer life expectancies, while family planning has resulted in falling birth rates across the globe. In low and middle-income families, rapid aging can be a double-edged sword due to limited resource availability, deteriorating family support and i
October 5, 2016 / Viewfind
Jordan Roth, kem knapp sawyer, Brandice Camara, Kassondra Cloos, Sydney Combs, Meghan Dhaliwal, Michelle Ferng, Jennifer Gonzalez, Adam Janofsky, Steven E. Matzker, Paul Nevin, Julia Rendleman, Rachel Southmayd, Reana Thomas
Pulitzer Center student fellows travel the world to report on issues that affect us all—telling stories that might otherwise go untold. This exhibit features selected work by student fellows, shot on...
Cassava roots dry on the roof of a house on the outskirts of Kahemba. Image by Neil Brandvold. DRC, 2016.
October 4, 2016 / Global Health NOW
Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold
Little known in the West, the paralytic disease konzo has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries.
Young hero Innocencia Mpinda.  Image by Jen Stephens.  Malawi, 2016.  Innocencia Mpinda, now 18 years old, learned she was HIV positive at age 14.  She shares, “I felt like I was going to die.”  Having lost her mother at age 8, Innocencia was confused when she learned of her status: “I wanted to shout…because I didn’t know where the virus was from.”   Innocencia was raised by her grandparents.  She recalls painful episodes of discrimination from her grandfather and best friend which led her to leave her hom
September 30, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Stephens
As the world sprints to end AIDS, young people born with HIV but never told by their guardians are coming to terms with their disease—and living fulfilling lives.