When confronted with some of the worst human rights crimes on the face of the earth, it is easy and even understandable to turn away in horror. It turns out that more and more people aren't turning away.
Until the recent bomb attacks against World Cup fans at a Rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant in the East African city of Kampala, few Americans thought about Uganda. Uganda has been crippled by a 20 year long civil conflict.
Out of the many insurgent outfits recruiting children, the U.N. has been able to reach out to only a handful. The scale of atrocities dwarfs the efforts made by humanitarian organizations to stop them.
The news media never got around to asking what the Afghanistan people thought of McChrystal being sacked. It turns out that their take didn't even resemble the story that the American media was selling us.
Invisible Children, with its mission to fight child slavery in Africa, is a finalist to win $1 million in the Chase Community Giving Facebook competition. If we win, we'll give $100K to Haiti relief efforts.
This is the true story of a couple of ordinary Americans who thought, once they turned 60, that life would be uneventful. Instead, they've just won a prestigious award that honours their world-changing work.
I've met amazing people, who in the midst of disaster themselves, give the little they have. In Pakistan we met a man who took 30 displaced strangers into his house and looked after them until his own finances ran out.
David Alan Harris, a choreographer and therapist, tells the riveting story of how young men in Sierra Leone, who show no outward emotion about their past atrocities, slowly come to terms with their experiences -- through dance.
The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.