Projects

Launched October 30, 2013 Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe
UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.
Launched October 25, 2013 Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer
Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.
Launched October 25, 2013 Martina Merten
Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer are on the rise across all strata of society.
Launched October 16, 2013 Jim Wickens
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.
Launched October 14, 2013 Varsha Ramakrishnan
The tensions between India's patriarchal traditions and modernism can be seen in the struggle against dowry violence.
Launched October 8, 2013 Sharon Schmickle, Samson Kamalamo
Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.
Launched October 1, 2013 Steve Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez
While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.
Launched September 26, 2013 Jenna Krajeski
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?
Launched September 26, 2013 Amy Maxmen
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
Launched September 26, 2013 Robin Wigglesworth
A swath of the Caribbean faces a bleak future as a deepening economic crisis leads to rising unemployment, crime and social distress.
Launched September 25, 2013 Allison Shelley, Allyn Gaestel
In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?
Launched September 19, 2013 Adrian Fadil
In the face of Israeli control of West Bank water sources, land expropriation, and settler violence, Palestinian farmers must deploy innovative methods to sustain their lands – or lose them.
Launched September 13, 2013 Craig Welch, Steve Ringman
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
Launched September 12, 2013 Mellissa Fung
What will happen to the progress that’s been made in education and women’s rights in Afghanistan? It’s a legacy NGOs have spent millions building. And many Afghans worry it's what is most at risk.
Launched September 10, 2013 Melisa Goss
From the streets of Phnom Penh to the rice fields of Cambodia, Melisa Goss explores what lies behind the sex trade and what is being done to prevent it, stop it, and restore those caught in its trap.
Launched September 10, 2013 Nicolas Pelham
Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.
Launched September 5, 2013 Jawad Wahabzada
With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.
Launched September 3, 2013 Jason Motlagh
The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.
Launched September 1, 2013 Jennifer Miller
For 10 years, Laura Spero has provided badly needed dental care for 18,000 Nepalis, with the financial help of her childhood hometown, Bethesda, Md. The program is growing, but can it survive?
Launched August 29, 2013 Lusha Chen
When a Burmese woman marries a Chinese man, she may give up basic human rights. Yet many Burmese women would rather remain stateless than return to Burma. To stay or leave, it is a story of survival.
Launched August 27, 2013 Justin Catanoso
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?
Launched August 23, 2013 Robin Hammond
The wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been over for a decade but the psychological scars linger. To be mentally ill in these countries is to be condemned.
Launched August 17, 2013 David Hoffman, Eben Harrell
Tunnels in a mountain in Kazakhstan once used to test Soviet nuclear weapons contained enough plutonium for terrorists to construct dozens of atomic bombs.
Launched August 13, 2013 Yochi Dreazen
We think of drones as an exclusively American weapon, but they're not. Look at Israel's violent northern border, where Israel and Hezbollah are already using the flying robots against each other.