Songs have been written about Louisiana's great flood of 1927, and about Katrina. As the state is inundated anew, music plays a role in bringing communities together.
"Once you start lying about something at the beginning ... it’s very hard to stop." The issue of responsibility for thousands of deaths in Haiti may end up in the US Supreme Court.
Here is a list of some of the organizations trying to rescue the massive number of Syrians caught in the nation's civil war.
With all the attention being lavished on Rio, the city's poor have been largely left on the sideline. But one organization is hoping to give them a bit of a leg up while the city is in the spotlight.
They were on a trip to receive long-promised money to finally rebuild their homes after the devastating 2015 earthquake.
As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.
HIV rates are rising among gay men in China. And there are fears that some of these men may infect their wives.
It's one thing to talk to people you've never met before who are suffering from hunger, and it's a completely different thing when they are from your own family, as the BBC's Vladimir Hernandez discovered when he returned to his native Venezuela to report on its failure to get food on people's tables.
Boko Haram and other factors are leading to a food crisis in northeastern Nigeria — one that could turn deadly if it doesn't change soon.
India has a severe shortage of toilets, something the government of Narendra Modi has pledged to address. Anoop Jain is already working on it. He's an American doctoral student who's building public toilets in one of the poorest states in India.