Travel restrictions brought on by the pandemic have made it difficult for some Kenyans to obtain supplies and have greatly exacerbated transportation issues throughout the country.
All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid.
Once known as Brazzaville's bread basket, Congo's Pool department can no longer boast this title. Decades of conflict have resulted in local populations turning to charcoal and wood markets over agriculture.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to a large part of the Congo Basin rainforest, a habitat for countless species and a crucial absorber of atmospheric carbon dioxide. But illegal and uncontrolled logging represent major threats to this critical ecosystem.
Intensive and prolonged rainfall in Uganda has caused a rapid rise in Lake Victoria's water levels, posing a major threat to businesses and communities that line the shores of the lake.
Lack of safe access to water and sanitation has made Omoro, Uganda, particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, after the district failed to raise funds to repair over 200 boreholes.
Since the lockdown commenced in Nigeria, children experiencing abuse of all forms have been badly hit. Rescue centers haven’t been operating fully, places to escape are either non-existent in their area or too far away to run to, and many homes and shelters have refused to admit children for fear of contaminating the other kids with COVID-19 infection.
Young girls are getting pregnant. Domestic violence is on the rise. These are just some of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions in an area where water is scarce.
While the months-long lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of coronavirus lasted, activists and authorities in Nigeria reported an increase in gender-based violence as victims were forced to stay more closely with their abusers, and found it more difficult to seek help due to the restriction of movement.
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism student Kira Leadholm reports on how COVID-19 has left Ghanians—particularly those in rural areas—more susceptible to child trafficking as the government diverts its resources to fighting the pandemic.
The pandemic has caused media outlets in Nigeria to experience a significant drop in revenue as a result of declining sales and advertisements.
Children champion tree planting as hundreds of people grapple with acute water scarcity in Bunambutye landslides resettlement villages amidst the fight against the novel coronavirus in Uganda.
With the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population, Senegal is facing new challenges. While the factors causing this change may be obvious, the solutions are not always as simple.
The #MeToo movement is making its way across the world. In Uganda, it means speaking out against a culturally deep-seated "open secret"—and finding the courage to speak out against sexual violence.
Lagos' secretive culture has made it harder to tackle domestic violence. Regardless, women are resisting the secrecy, changing the culture, and speaking about their experiences.
In a little-known archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, a migration crisis that has claimed up to 50,000 lives is unfolding largely unnoticed by the outside world.
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
South Sudan's five-year war has impacted people in ways that have not previously been reported.
Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
Doctors without BordersConflict and corruption have crippled the health infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Issues beyond the headlines of war and ebola hide amidst the vast swathes of forest and jungle that cover the country.
Scientists in Ghana are getting out of their labs to change public perception about genetically modified orphan crops. What could that mean for food security in sub-Saharan Africa?
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Rwanda’s children born of genocide rape are coming of age—against the odds. Their mothers have now disclosed to their children the circumstances of how they were born.
Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism's Estacio Valoi discusses Kruger's contested borderlands and how he overcame the challenges of reporting in a remote zone by using new media tools.
The U.S. military recently invited a delegation of local leaders in Niger to tour a secretive drone base.
Author and reporter Joshua Hammer travels back to Zimbabwe to cover dictator Robert Mugabe's last days.
Stefano Liberti and Enrico Parenti traveled to Mozambique for two weeks to report on the Pro Savana project in Mozambique, the controversial plan launched in Mozambique to industrialize agriculture.
Seaweed farming has radically changed the socioeconomic position of rural women in Zanzibar, but climate change is causing massive die-offs and threatening women's new-found status.
Marc Herman discusses his reporting on the straits of Gibraltar: borderland between two continents seemingly separated by sea: Europe and Africa.
Jackie Spinner spent three months in Morocco exploring the ways in which the country has become a moderate Islamic hub in the North Africa and to examine the contrast between image and reality.
For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.
NBC News producer Janelle Richards traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to report on the technology industry. Hear more about her trip to the region.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on the threat of zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Journalist Lisa Palmer traveled to Colombia to report on the post-conflict challenges of rural development and environmental conservation.
After a successful year of supporting rainforest journalism in the Amazon, the Rainforest Journalism Fund is expanding its global reach.
On Day Two of Washington Weekend, Pulitzer Center reporting fellows presented global reporting projects on Human Rights, Women’s Empowerment, Global Health, and Climate Change and the Environment.
What are the challenges to ending AIDS? "Far From Over," a series supported by the Pulitzer Center for PBS NewsHour exploring societal stigma against HIV/AIDS, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Pulitzer Center grantee received One World Media Award for Digital Media for his coverage of Nigeria's persecution of children accused of witchcraft.
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Ellison wins Innovation award for his interactive graphic novel illustrating the fates of Nigerian children accused of witchcraft.
Ellison's multimedia graphic novel, showcasing accused child 'witches' in Nigeria, was nominated for this year's online Drum awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
The film, which explores daily life for autistic children in Morocco, was inspired by Spinner's own experience as a mother.
Conversation focuses on data journalism initiatives produced in partnership with African journalists–projects such as the Pulitzer Center-supported "Kruger's Contested Borderlands."
Watch Jacopo Ottaviani and the Pulitzer Center's Steve Sapienza discuss the growing use of data journalism in Africa's newsrooms, tips for organizing cross-border collaborations, and how civic technology capacity is influencing the use of open data and open governments in certain African countries.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students will explore literary journalism by learning about what life is like for children who live in and got to school at Kakuma refugee camp.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.