I've traveled from New England to New York to Thailand to Vietnam to China’s southeast border to expose human trafficking routes and venues, and to bring attention to sex and labor exploitation. The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tuesday took a closer look at this modern slave trade and its impact on public health worldwide, including in cities and rural communities across the USA.
South Africa's president froze tuition hikes after violent confrontations between students and heavily armed police officers were broadcast live on national television. "The youth win!" one person responds on Twitter.
Suzan Boulad grew up in Sacramento, but was born in Syria. A few years ago, she traveled to Syria for protests. She lived through a frightening regime attack that has shaped her life in ways she never would have imagined.
In the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, both sides use social media as armor — and ammo.
Earlier this summer, Syrians were the majority of people risking the journey to Europe, but now the makeup of the inflatable boats reaching the shores of the Lesbos has changed: Iraqis, Iranians and Bangladeshis are arriving in greater and greater numbers.
Amer Mohammad says he has no future in Turkey, where he is not allowed to work or gain refugee status after fleeing ISIS occupation. Like some 2 million other refugees there, he doesn't have many good options and doesn't know when countries in Europe will find a solution.
Iraqi refugee Amer Mohammad is considering his next move, as Turkey and its neighbors consider how to handle the millions of refugees looking for homes. His main goal? Get to Germany. So, for now, he's camping outside an Istanbul bus station, waiting to travel.
Israel's Hilltop Youth — young Jewish settlers squatting on West Bank hilltops — are an elusive group that shun journalists and most adult authority figures. But they do agree to meet with 35-year-old Avia Azulay, a Jewish settler in the West Bank and youth counselor for a local settler organization.
The protests over the corruption scandal that brought down former Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina have changed the country, and are unlikely to end with his removal, say activists.
While governments are grappling with a surge of refugees, these groups are working hard to help the people fleeing war and human rights abuses in Syria.