Health experts consider legalized abortion in Africa a potential solution to one of the leading causes of death for women. But cultural taboos and colonial laws present challenges.
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Millions of people are starving unnecessarily in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The world knows how to prevent drought-induced famine. So why doesn’t it?
Istanbul's licensed red-light districts have fallen from favor under the rule of Turkey's moderate Islamists, but tens of thousands of women still work illegally in the city's thriving sex industry.
Isaac Stone Fish traveled to the North Korean border to report on the underground drug trade, and realized after returning the country possesses secrets journalists may never uncover.
Eyewitnesses in the Southern Kordofan region say people living in the Nuba Mountains are being targeted by heavy shelling and aerial attacks while responding to the humanitarian crisis.
More than 350 homes were damaged in the 2010 Ajka Alumina plant disaster. Eight months later, the victims are still struggling to start new lives.
Photographing and telling the stories of HIV positive Haitians after the earthquake requires sensitivity, earning the trust of the subject and allowing their common humanity to show through.
Sean Gallagher tasted sand as he focused his camera lens on a masked man who had emerged suddenly from the bright orange cloud that enveloped both of them. Unable to see more than a few yards in front of himself, Mr. Gallagher pressed the shutter and the man disappeared into the sandstorm, as if he had been an apparition.
Standing in the only operating room in the only medical hospital in all of Guinea-Bissau, Marco Vernaschi watched a nurse take an unsterile needle out of her pocket and, without anesthetic, suture a woman's vagina after a difficult childbirth. The woman screamed. Mr. Vernaschi took a photograph. Moments later, she was required to walk out of the filthy room and go home.
She was actually fortunate. So few women have any medical care in the west African country of Guinea-Bissau that the United Nations regards it as one of the world's most dangerous places to be pregnant.
A disabled Afghan refugee returns to Afghanistan to advocate for greater services for the country's disabled population. Produced by Elsa Butler of the New York Times.
In A Luoi Valley, Vietnam, Dioxin left from Agent Orange destroyed large swaths of ecosystem during the Vietnam War. While effects of Agent Orange remain pervasive, Phung Tuu Boi works to repair the forests by first addressing the needs of local tribes.
Botanist Phung Tuu Boi has been restoring the forests of Vietnam that were destroyed during the war. Christie and George shot a video of Phung touring the highlands of central Vietnam. The video, "Replanting Vietnam's War Zones," as well as a podcast, are both available on The New York Times' website.
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