In Somalia, there are renewed hopes that victims of the country's famine may at last receive much needed aid. Over the weekend African peacekeepers forced Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist rebels out of the capital, Mogadishu.
What was a serious problem with the weather has become a humanitarian crisis in Somalia where much of the country is controlled by militias. Because relief can't reach them, famished Somalians are trying to get to aid.
In most states, food stamps can't be used in restaurants or for hot food -- except in Arizona, Michigan and California. Now Kentucky might join those states in allowing Food Stamp recipients to use their benefits at fast food restaurants.
What if medications for HIV and malaria were as cheap, widely available and heavily distributed as Coke? That's the thinking behind ColaLife, a project founded by Simon Berry, who has been an aid worker in Africa for years.
There were dire predictions for the fate of Myanmar's cyclone survivors after the military government there kept out international aid, but it appears that the situation for the survivors may not be as bad as originally feared
Violence is a fact of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but medical care is not, which is why the aid group, Doctors Without Borders, has stepped in to open the first emergency care clinic in a Rio slum
Today's answer is the South Pacific island of Niue. This week, Niue became the first location to issue free laptops to all of its schoolchildren. It's part of the One Laptop Per Child Initiative. Anchor Lisa Mullins has more.
Correspondent Ruxandra Guidi reports on the state of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Four back-to-back storms have pummeled the area since August....leaving hundreds of thousands of victims in need of food, shelter, and water.
Microloans have helped some of the poorest people in the developing world become entrepreneurs. They, too, are part of the global financial web that is now in crisis. The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Alex Counts of the Grameen Foundation.
Haiti has suffered through four devastating storms in the past two months. Hundreds of thousands remain without adequate food, shelter and sanitation. United Nations relief efforts continue and key to the success of those efforts is telecommunications.
The World looks at how the financial turmoil shaking major economies could hurt millions of people living on the edge. Experts examine the economic prospects in African nations already suffering from higher food and fuel prices.
The answer to our Geo Quiz is China -- which this week pledged to eliminate what it calls "absolute poverty" within its borders. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Ningxia province, one of China's poorest rural areas.