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Where Patience is More Than Just a Virtue

Junior, an English teacher at a local high school in Liberia, has dreamed of going to the U.S. his whole life, mainly for better education. But he doesn't realize how tough life in the U.S. could be.

What's in a Name?

Comfort is training at THINK, a safe home that provides education and training to young girls, to be a pastry chef. She's one of many Liberians who're struggling to better themselves after the war.

Michael Jackson

Although a juvenile transit center is a temporary home for ex-combatants or those having trouble with the law, it has become a permanent home for abandoned, abused and mentally challenged children.

Joy

A transit home for boys who are in conflict with the law, ex-combatants or having trouble with their parents emits the sound of joy that makes the hard work of reintegration look fun.

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.

Climate Change, Corruption Contribute to Deadly Effects of Northern India Floods

MUZAFFARPUR, India -- Looking out over gray waters that have drowned the rice paddies that are his livelihood, laborer Bhavat Nagar swore no flood he could recall came close to the size of the latest monsoon deluge that also washed away most of his village and a neighbor's child.

"This is the worst it has been," he said, shaking his head. "We always lose a little, but now we have lost everything. I don't know what to do."

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.”

Relief Bypasses Bihar

MUZAFFARPUR, India -- In the six weeks since their village was swallowed by floodwaters, Chaitu Sahani and his family have watched helplessly as government aid deliveries pass their new home.

Along with thousands of other refugees, they live in shoddy tarpaulin tents that stretch for miles along one of the few still operable highways in this dirt-poor northern Bihar state.

Why the food trucks don't stop now, they cannot understand.