Joseph's enthusiasm was infectious. A refugee from Liberia, he was showing me around the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm in San Diego and it was clear how much he appreciated the opportunity to grow fresh produce so close to home.
Orphanages that promise a better life for children may appear attractive to poor families, but there is often no way of knowing whether the children are treated well and given access to health care and education.
It's been nearly a week now since the first cholera cases were detected in a rural area north of Port-au-Prince, and in the days following a major public information and prevention campaign has been launched.
In village of Kosse in the Central African Republic, the International Rescue Committee has carried out an innovative program to train the country's various armed groups in human rights and international humanitarian law.
Prosper Honagali's plight encapsulates the tragedy of his country. The priest from the Central African Republic lost half of his family to violent crime, political conflict and disease, all of which are rampant in his war-torn country.