**HOLD  ADVANCE TO GO WITH STORY SLUGGED INDIA MISSING CHILDREN BY NIRMALA GEORGE** In this Monday, March 25, 2013, photo, Pinky Devi shows the picture of her son Ravi Shankar, who was disappeared in 2010.  Standing with her are sons Rahul, 7, left, and Ramesh,5, in their one room tenement, in New Delhi, India, March 2013.  (AP Photo / Manish Swarup)

India’s ‘missing children’ problem [program]

The movie "Lion" won enormous popular acclaim in 2016 for its heartrending tale about a 5-year-old Indian boy who loses his family after boarding the wrong train. The movie has helped shed light on the huge...
Pannalal, a 33-year-old construction worker in India, holds a photo of his missing eight-year-old daughter while his wife Sheela weeps. (Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters)

Indian parents cling to hope for missing kids

"They are just hoping to find their children's bodies at the very least..." Mansi Thapliyal (courtesy) It's hard to find something positive in the pain of a parent whose child has been abducted. Yet...
An activist wearing a beaded bracelet in the colors of the Kenyan flag holds his fist in the air as he and medical staff protest the detention of union leaders, outside an appeal court in Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 15, 2017.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya doctor sees mixed results from strike

"When you're the only doctor on the ground you can't take a break or even have lunch." Lyndah Kemunto (courtesy) Soon after Lyndah Kemunto finished medical school in 2014, she was working 60 to 80 hours a...
Protesters sit down in the street during an anti-corruption demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Dec. 1, 2015. Over a hundred demonstrators marched to the Supreme Court, Parliament, and State House on Tuesday to protest against corruption. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya losing battle with corruption [program]

Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. The capital Nairobi is a hub for businesses all over the continent, and its game parks and beaches are a magnet for tourists. But...
Eleven-month-old Agop Manut, who suffers acute malnutrition and respiratory distress, is assisted at the clinic run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan, on October 11, 2016. 
(Albert Gonzalez Farran - AFP)

Documenting starvation in South Sudan

"Something has to be done about this."  One day in May of last year, Spanish photographer Albert Gonzalez Farran was taking pictures of the humanitarian crisis in the South Sudanese town of Maiwut...
Manuela Picq, (Photo: Pedro Sotero)

Correa critic barred entry to Ecuador

"There has to be an end to an era of silencing people and impeding them from going to the streets to discuss the problems with the government." Manuela Picq was detained in Ecuador's Ministry of Interior...