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A Google map perspective on a refugee's journey walking from Syria to Serbia

Google map perspective: A refugee’s journey walking from Syria to Serbia

It would be a 1,400 mile walk, taking an estimated 452 hours.

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June 26, 2012

Chad: Hunger and malnutrition affect children and adults alike

As a historic drought and hunger crisis continues to put lives at risk across Africa’s Sahel region, no one — not even the adults who are responsible to care for...

June 26, 2012

Senegal: Farmers use cereal banks for life-saving deposits

Farmers in drought and flood-prone Senegal use cereal banks to store their grains and then access them during the critical hungry months.

June 20, 2012

Anti-trafficking efforts improve, but millions still vulnerable

U.S. influence has helped bolster the fight against human trafficking in other countries. World Vision urges Congress to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection...

June 19, 2012

Surviving the hungry months of summer across the United States

It’s easy to think of hunger as a problem faced only by children and families in developing countries overseas — not here in the United States. But a recent scene...

June 19, 2012

Former refugee battles youth violence in the United States

Lucy, 15, came to Minnesota as a refugee from Liberia. Having experienced violence in both Liberia and in the United States, she was motivated to become an advocate for...

June 15, 2012

In photos: Niger’s hunger-fighting trees

A photo slideshow by BBC News highlights the harvesting of the moringa tree in drought-affected Niger. The leaves of the moringa tree are edible and highly nutritious....

June 13, 2012

Wars and conflicts displace millions worldwide

More children and families are being forced from their homes yet remain in their country, according to a new UN report.

June 12, 2012

VIDEO: As hunger crisis rages, a child eats locusts to survive

In the face of unrelenting drought and food shortages, Salissou has begun catching locusts for his sisters to eat. Ironically, after they destroyed the family’s millet...

June 8, 2012

Bangladeshi girl faces torment of exploitation in Mumbai

Extreme poverty is often a catalyst for exploitation, as Juli’s story tragically illustrates. The Bangladeshi girl was trafficked to India and held in sexual slavery for...

June 5, 2012

Niger: Food crisis may cause greater risk to girls

In Niger, where child marriage is already a serious concern, girls may be at even greater risk for early marriage as food shortages make families desperate to feed their...