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Many were evacuated to camps like this one, in Larisa, Greece. It’s located on a fenced gravel lot dotted with tents, off the side of a divided highway lined by fields the color of sand, over three-hours drive from Athens in one of the hottest, driest parts of the country. More than 800 Afghans and Syrians were deposited here, in the middle of nowhere, by government busses months ago, with no information on why or for how long. Image by Frederick Atax.
August 26, 2016 Sonia Shah
Over 50,000 people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere are being held in military-run camps across Greece—with limited access to health care, in part due to the economic crisis in Greece.
With a wooden cross necklace clasped around his neck, a rural farmer look down at his hand full of coffee beans praying that conditions will get better. Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
August 20, 2016
Camila DeChalus
Camila DeChalus examines how small coffee farmers in Colombia are fighting against the impact of climate change. With the assistance of the Catholic Church, they are now experimenting with techniques...
Beatrice Kamuchanga runs down the main road in Kirotshe, Democratic Republic of Congo.
August 2, 2016
Daniel Socha
Conflict continues to cause rampant poverty and despair in Kirotshe, Congo. Beatrice Kamuchanga, 19, overcomes challenges of life there and prepares to run the 5000 meter race in the 2016 Olympics.
With long sleeves and colorful scarfs these women begin picking coffee until the sun goes down. Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
August 2, 2016 / Untold Stories
Camila DeChalus
Camila DeChalus exposes some of the obstacles and tribulations of a coffee farmer in Colombia who grapples with climate change amidst a 50-year internal war.
Special forces from Paraguay’s counter-narcotics agency SENAD patrol the lawless border with Brazil, where much of the country’s cannabis is grown, in Vietnam-era Huey helicopters. Image by Simeon Tegel. Paraguay, 2016.
August 1, 2016 / Untold Stories
Simeon Tegel
Paraguay is South America's largest producer of cannabis, accounting for 15 percent of the global supply, according to the UN. Its policy of repression is blamed for fueling corruption and human...
"Meet the future generation of coffee " In CRS coffee labs, university students are being trained in the production of coffee. When I asked this young man if this was something they wanted to do all their life. He responded “of course.” For him coffee is more than a job, it is a way to help their communities grow and have a better life. Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
July 28, 2016 / Untold Stories
Camila DeChalus
While climate change is making the lives of many small coffee producers more difficult, they are also facing another problem—the lack of youth engagement.
July 22, 2016 / Untold Stories
Amanda Ulrich
Rome is a city deeply attached to its long-held traditions and uniquely Italian way of life. What happens when new people, languages and religions make Italy’s capital their own?
The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center in Rome
July 21, 2016 / Untold Stories
Amanda Ulrich
Headlines about the European refugee crisis have become so commonplace that the issue has almost lost its shock value. Understanding one person’s story suddenly brings the crisis very close to home.
A worker sorts “wet blue” leather in a small tannery in Kanpur. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories
George Black
George Black has traveled from one end of the Ganges to the other. Along the way he has found industrial cities, pilgrimage centers, and tangled mangrove forests.
Hindus believe that cremation in Varanasi frees them from the cycle of birth, death, and reincarnation. Image by George Black. India, 2016.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories
George Black
Every time it passes through a major city the Ganges is little more than an open sewer. Yet in Hindu mythology, it is a goddess, Ganga, the great purifier, the cleanser of sins.
Pilgrims take a “holy dip” in the sacred river. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 19, 2016 / Untold Stories
George Black
Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power talking little about matters of faith but a lot about his plans to build a new, clean India—a campaign he calls Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
July 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jon Cohen
The "Ending AIDS" project covers efforts to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, focusing on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Kenya, San Francisco, New York and Atlanta. This...
July 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Aditi Kantipuly
Globally, 3 million HIV patients have experienced ocular complications. Yet, a reference to CMV retinitis, an opportunistic infection responsible for more than 90 percent of cases of AIDS-related...

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