Shortages of basic goods such as milk, rice, corn and diapers have been a problem for years in the South American country. Now sex and health are at risk.
Zika virus is a distant relative to yellow fever. It's native to Uganda and was mostly considered harmless. That is, until it came to Brazil, where it's being blamed for babies being born with unusually small brains. And now, paralysis.
It's six years since a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. Americans poured out their hearts to help. But it seems that after the clean-up and rescue mission, much of the development assistance has been wasted.
Many Haitian migrants fled the Dominican Republic under threat of violence. But some continue to commute back across the border because they can't make a living in Haiti.
Thousands of Haitians who lived and worked in the Dominican Republic have fled across the border under threat of deportation or violence. Many are taking shelter in makeshift camps. At one school near the border, teachers are struggling to teach the children of these uprooted migrants along with the rest of their student population.
After two years of grappling with a deadly disease, Guineans are celebrating. The World Health Organization has announced that the country is free of Ebola virus transmission.
A new trade agreement makes it harder for poorer countries to buy cheaper generic medications.
A lot of the peeled shrimp we eat here in America comes from Thailand. And much of it is the product of slave labor, according to reporting by the Associated Press.
Many chemicals in common use have made everyday life easier and more convenient for many people — from detergents and industrial lubricants to insecticides and flame retardants. But exposure to some of these same products might be working against our health.
Angela Merkel has rallied the German public to welcome refugees, saying "We can do this!" But the city of Berlin is struggling to cope with nearly 50,000 newcomers who've arrived in the capital in recent months.