Issue

Women, Children, Crisis

In crisis areas, it is often women and children who suffer most. Countries with underdeveloped economies and countries at war face countless difficulties, but stories of the particular misery faced by women and children are often overlooked—resulting in far-reaching human, social and economic consequences.

Women, Children, Crisis pulls from a number of reporting projects around the globe that illuminate the adversity and outright crimes endured by women and children, as well as creative responses to these challenges.

Women, Children, Crisis

Sunday Best

Charles, a former fighter, believes the U.S. is a land of freedom and looks forward to the day he could enter the country. Freedom, he believes, will turn his skin as light as a white person.

Liberia: Civil War Amputees Sleep, Beg on Streets

Many amputees who have fought in the 14-year civil war are considered social rejects because of their disability and their involvement with the war. They survive by begging for money and food.

David Junior

David Gibson and his girlfriend Grace live with their one-month-old baby in a makeshift shack in Monrovia. A sole breadwinner and amputee, David hopes his son will have a better life than he had.

Up the Creek

Many Liberians wish to come to the U.S., hoping for better opportunities. But those who have been to the U.S., like Chico, realized that grave challenges exist no matter where they go.

The Grace of God

After the civil war, many Liberian youth found themselves at the margins of the society, struggling to get by. Some, like Peter Fayah and David Gibson, survive by relying upon “the grace of God.”

Liberia: Between the Streets and the Stadium

Many Liberians whose limbs have been amputated join the amputee soccer league. While they’ve gained much fame and recognition playing soccer, some of them still live on the streets and beg for money.