Uganda College Faculty Members Play Netball

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Water Shortages Disrupt Education for Nepalese Students in Rural Regions

Region: Nepal

Topics: Water

Schools in remote, mountainous regions like the Baitadi district lack basic amenities and adequate sanitation. Safe water is hard to come by, but the government is spending more on education and building more toilets.

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Ugandan Woman Gathers Bottles for Recycling

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

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Zimbabwe’s Seed Banks Act as Farmers’ Defense Against Radical Changes in Climate

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Environment

Even though agriculture drives Zimbabwe’s economy, the country’s low rainfall has always made grain farming challenging – and climate change is making rainfall more erratic and extending dry spells. Small-scale farmers, however, are increasingly turning to a climate-friendly and cost-effective solution to the changing environment: community seed banks.

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Despite More Government Spending, Buenos Aires Schools Struggle to Feed Students

Region: Argentina

Topics: Education

In Buenos Aires, public-school cafeterias were struggling to feed every student, so a government increase in spending per plate was a welcome change. But it’s been one year since the increase took effect, and some students are still going home hungry.

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Guatemalan Band Plays Traditional Music

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Culture

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Haiti’s Rice Farmers, With Government Help, Hope They Can Feed Their Nation

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Haitian rice farmers have long suffered because of imported grain that can cost consumers less than half as much as domestic crops. But a government program that begun last year is attempting to establish these farmers as the chief providers for the nation, by reviving production and restoring irrigation systems.

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Muddy Roads Mean Expensive Rice in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

Parents in Kisangani, the provincial capital of Tshopo province in Democratic Republic of Congo, say it’s too expensive to feed their children now that roads connecting the city to the rest of the area are in serious disrepair. The province has the potential to feed huge portions of the country, but it has become nearly impossible to get rice even to the provincial capital, let alone elsewhere in the nation.

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Juggler Performs at Mexico City Traffic Stop

Region: Mexico

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Q&A: Lawyers Group Combats DRC’s Weakened Legal System, Helps Increase Access to Justice

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

A weakened judicial system in the Democratic Republic of Congo allows offenders to go unpunished and prevents people from accessing justice. Conflict in the region has contributed to this problem, but Brussels-based Avocats Sans Frontières, known as ASF, is trying to combat this issue in DRC.

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