As doors close to Afghan refugees around the globe, Afghan children face an uncertain future in Iran. Some have rights and public sympathy, others face deportation and discrimination.
Around Lebanon, men working as peer leaders are educating other men on the damage that child marriage does to girls and young women, in the hopes of convincing fathers to stop marrying off their daughters.
Unlike many other post-conflict African nations, Rwanda is working to support aging women widowed by the country’s 1994 genocide. With the establishment of care homes and other initiatives, the country’s elderly widows can finally find peace.
Between 500 and 600 migrants are back in Calais after the demolition of the “Jungle” migrant camp and dispersal of some 10,000 people last October. French authorities are doing everything they can to keep a new camp from developing there.
In Damascus, the cemeteries are at capacity. Now war profiteers are renting out graves as you would apartments, charging as much as $1,000 per year for a plot of land.
More than 1 million Syrian refugees live in Lebanon, and about 10,000 die each year. The vast majority of them are Sunni Muslims, whose faith prohibits cremation. In a country about one-third of the size of Belgium, burial space has become a pressing issue. One Syrian is doing his part to help.
Alejandra Segura is one of the eight women deminers working to clear Colombia of deadly explosives — a gargantuan task that the country’s president has promised to finish in the next four years.
A Syrian passport once cost $9 and took only a few hours to issue. As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, Syrians in Turkey are paying up to $2,000 and waiting for months to get one of the world’s weakest passports.
Abu al-Fadl devoted the final months of his life to clearing al-Bab, Syria, of improvised explosives left behind by ISIS in everything from washing machines to cooking pots. The 60-year-old destroyed roughly 3,500 mines before one took his life.
A recent government offensive shut down smuggling tunnels rebels used to bring in supplies to besieged Eastern Ghouta. With nearly 300,000 people reportedly on the brink of famine, only a pair of businessmen can provide supplies. But they aren’t cheap.