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From Yemen: The Great Escape

Salem was at the airport when the first bombs dropped in Yemen. Months later, he would be forced to flee his homeland. For days, he walked and hitchhiked across the war torn nation. This is his story.

Lebanon’s Refugees Use Technology to Fight Food Insecurity

High poverty and unemployment rates among the world's 26 million refugees means that many are struggling with food security after fleeing their home countries. But in Lebanon, a U.N. pilot program is trying to use technology and digital innovations to provide food for hundreds of thousands of Syrians.

WFP Uses New Tech to Fight Refugee Food Shortages in Jordan

Jordan is home to an estimated 3 million refugees, and the country's harsh terrain makes supplying food for them difficult. But to combat the food shortages, the U.N. World Food Program is using technologies like iris scans to track refugee spending habits and hydroponics to grow livestock feed.

China Has Pain Pill Addicts Too, but No One’s Counting Them

Painkiller addicts in China remain largely invisible and, despite strict regulations, can turn to online black markets for opioids and other prescription drugs. The Associated Press found previously unreported trafficking of OxyContin and Tylox on e-commerce and social media platforms run by China’s largest technology companies.

Finding Love and Jihad

Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure.

Breathtaking: Gasping for Air Across the Globe

Airborne particles—sometimes much smaller than the width of a human hair—are not just contributing to climate change. They are a leading driver of serious illness the world over.

A Safe Place to Learn and Grow

Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.

Losing Earth

Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.

A Country in Turmoil

Siddharthya Roy travels to Bangladesh and files a series of reports documenting the many threads of political turmoil and violence that have gripped the delta nation.

In Search of the Tasmanian Tiger

Eighty years after its official extinction, the thylacine is still "spotted" regularly. This article will explore what the phenomenon tells us about extinction and guilt, nature and resilience.

Limbo for India’s LGBTQ Community

What happens when a country takes a huge and unexpected step backwards? India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009, then made it illegal again in 2013. Now, untold LGBTQ Indians are living in limbo.

The Girl Effect

How paying 14 girls to attend schools boosted an entire economics ecosystem in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.

Meet the Journalist: George Black

More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent pour into the Ganges every day. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi clean up India's sacred river when everyone else has failed?

Meet the Journalist: Alexandria Bombach

Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Bombach talks about the making of "Afghanistan by Choice," a film that features the lives of five Afghans who are choosing to stay, leave on a special visa, or leave illegally.

This Week: Witch Hunts Today

This week: Indian women fight back against witch hunts, Bolivia's child labor laws struggle to combat abuse, and the lives of Filipino women whose government killed their loved ones for drug use.

This Week: Seeking Answers for Iran’s Chemical Weapons Survivors

This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.

This Week: Rohingya, The Lost Genocide

This week: As the world looks upon the Rohingya's plight, a refusal to acknowledge genocide; the fight to list mental health as a global health challenge; and the arduous process of finding schools for special needs children while abroad.

This Week: Where Domestic Abuse Is Tolerated

This week: a harrowing look into Russian domestic violence, a special investigation into how Jewish Federations spend their money, and how Qatar is jailing new mothers and their babies.

Recycling as a Cultural Issue

Students are asked to read two articles related to religion's take on pollution and two articles from nations where there is an attempt to make recycling a part of the culture. 

Rana Plaza

Use the six resources attached to learn about the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which is considered one of the worst accidents ever experienced by garment workers.

The Power of Poetry

In this lesson, students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how poetry can be used as a means of communication.