A Karachi-based group bent on eradicating child labor is offering school lessons outside working hours.
A couple of days ago we got a powerful glimpse of the psychology of water. Jyoti Sharma, President of the water related ngo FORCE invited me to witness the situation in and around the C sector in Vasant Kunj, South Delhi. Here, everyone stocks up on water. But whereas the slum dwellers only manage to fill their buckets and small containers from a public water tanker with little more than the 20 liters a human needs per day, the rich acquire thousands of liters during the one hour of running water the Government provides for them -just in case there will be no water tomorrow.
Anna-Katarina Gravgaard introduces our latest water project, direct from the field in Nepal.
For many, Nepal conjures up notions of Mount Everest, Buddhist monks, and hippies seeking a Himalayan high. But this next story shows another side of Nepal -- a country recovering from a decade of civil war in which Maoist rebels recently brought down the long-standing monarchy. It faces the age-old problem: how to integrate former adversaries into a single army.
Produced and reported by Jason Motlagh
Edited by Robin Bell
Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fred de Sam Lazaro introduces his reports from Malawi and the ongoing debate over the benefits of providing cash or crops to recipient nations. He also looks into the growing effects of domestic farm law on world food markets.
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Produced by Orlando de Guzman in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
The Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines has been the target of a U.S.- assisted counter-insurgency program since 2003, and American troops have helped rout the Abu Sayyaf rebel group. But it remains a dangerous place. Heavily armed rival clans have created an environment of ongoing violence largely unrelated to radical Islam - it's local politics through the barrel of a gun.
The first in a series of reports from around the world about food, food policy, and food security: Nigeria, a country that has historically enjoyed food surpluses. That was before vast oil reserves were discovered. Today Africa's most populous nation must use its revenues to import food–elbowing out impoverished neighbors in a precarious regional food market.
Correspondent: Fred de Sam Lazaro
Producer: Nicole See
Videographer: Tom Adair
Editor: Skip Davis