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A person in a hoodie turned away from the camera speaks on a cell phone
Many people who identify as LGBTQ are experiencing lockdown differently than their heterosexual peers — especially those stuck in homophobic homes. And LGBTQ organizations around the world are seeing significant upticks in calls for help.  
Rev. Giuseppe Corbari in a small town in Lombardy printed out pictures of his congrgants and placed them on the pews so he'd feel less alone. 
The pope, the Vatican — a tiny city-state surrounded by Rome — and the church in predominantly Catholic Italy have all been forced to modify centuries of tradition because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. 
A child receives free polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination program in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2019.
After being polio free for nearly two decades, polio has returned to the Philippines. Now, the nation is trying to vaccinate more than a million children below the age of 5.
In Venezuela, two volunteers help a protester overcome by tear gas. The volunteers are mostly medical students who provide first aid at the anti-government demonstrations.
A group of Venezuelan medical students started volunteering to provide first aid at protests in 2014. Now, their help is needed more than ever.
Migrants stand in line to receive free food outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade
Lice and lung problems are just two of the conditions facing migrants who found themselves trapped in Serbia when Europe shutdown its borders last spring.
A family is pictured at the entrance of their house at a slum, or favela, in Rio de Janeiro
The UN has a goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 — but slower-than-expected economic growth may push that goal out of reach.
A group meets at IIX Impact Institute
For socially focused development programs, getting to scale can be the big challenge. This group is here to help.
Medical stretchers are seen abandoned along the corridors at the main hospital during a strike
In Kenya, mental illness still has a strong stigma attached to it. But a new hotline is helping to make inroads with treatment.
Sita Adhikari
After 20 years, Bhutanese refugees who ended up in camps in Nepal have mostly been resettled to third countries, but there are some aging residents who don't want to leave.
A transgender brothel in Istanbul's run-down Tarlabasi neighborhood.
Forty-three transgender people have been killed in Turkey since 2008, the highest number in Europe, according to the group Transgender Europe. But most killings of LGBT members in Turkey go unreported.

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