Like millions of Chinese gold miners, He Quangui was stricken with the lung disease silicosis. At first he didn't want his story to be told, but over time he came to trust the photographer.
Aid workers have not been able to reach some of the remote parts of Nepal. So it's up to the villagers to rebuild their homes and their lives. And the clock is ticking as monsoon season nears.
On NPR's The Takeaway, John Hockenberry talks to Retro Report producer Kit Roane about "Population Bomb."
In the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, schoolchildren do not get meat or eggs in government-provided school lunches. Jainists are vegetarians, but many Indians (especially the poor) would prefer meat.
India's progressive school lunch program has helped curb hunger in classrooms. It has also provided stable jobs for cooks like Saroj, a domestic violence survivor.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with freelance journalist Ana Santos about her experience getting divorced in the Philippines.
The government closed brothels to clamp down on human trafficking. But that move put the country's prostitutes in grave danger.
With Syria engulfed in civil war, here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.
Three Syrian refugee siblings manage to reunite branches of their family after years of displacement and separation—in Germany. But one of them is gravely ill.
For many Syrians, Russia was a second motherland, thanks to longtime ties between Damascus and Moscow. But since the Syrian war began, Syrians have discovered Russia is a trap.
An aspiring Syrian writer adjusts to life in Sweden having fled Damascus and the civil war.
Sweden has taken in more than its share of Syrian refugees. But the influx is testing Sweden's famously tolerant identity.