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Melissa Prax

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United Nations aid workers carry supplies
Getty ImagesWorld

Cutting Funding For UN Agencies Could Actually Hurt The US

Two sisters from Syria make rag dolls
United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesWorld

Rag Dolls Offer Hope And Memories For These Young Refugee Sisters

Chef Chuck George reinvents military meals
Henry HargreavesU.S.

This Chef Is Upgrading The Look Of Military Meals

A portrait of a survivor of gun violence
Kathy Shorr, SHOTU.S.

These Photos Show Gun Violence Survivors Are More Than Just Statistics

Dance instructors show traditional Native American moves
The StyleHorse CollectiveU.S.

A Native American Tribe Promotes Wellness Through Powwow Dance Videos

A Norwegian woman soldier, part of Hunter Troop, aims a gun.
Norwegian Ministry of DefenseWorld

This Intense Military Program Is Made Just For Women

A shelter with over 900 dogs in Costa Rica
Territorio de ZaguatesWorld

You Can Hang Out With 900 Dogs At A Sanctuary In Costa Rica

A PSA about intervening to prevent sexual assault
Autumn WorldwideWorld

Here's How You Could Help Stop A Sexual Assault

A Nepalese woman looking at damage from the 2015 earthquake
Getty ImagesWorld

Women Say They're Not Getting The Rebuilding Help They Need In Nepal

Tea workers in Bangladesh
Abir Abdullah / WaterAidWorld

Bangladesh's Tea Workers Are Finally Getting Clean Water

Investigators exhume bodies from a mass grave in Somaliland.
Voice of AmericaWorld

Mass Graves Can Hold Secrets — Like Who Committed War Crimes

Refugees in a sewing class
Mes Amis Canada / Scott RamsayWorld

Sewing Classes Are Giving Refugees Independence In Canada

South African boxer Selinah Mabunda
Voice of AmericaWorld

It's Not Easy Being A Female Boxer In South Africa. Meet One Of Them

'The Fearless Girl' statue on Wall Street
Getty ImagesU.S.

Wall Street's Newest Statue Is Small But Makes A Big Statement

A child eats food next to a starved dog
Getty ImagesWorld

How Politics Play A Role In Cycles Of Drought And Famine

A customer holds a gun
Getty ImagesU.S.

Why After-Hours Security Measures At Gun Stores Matter

Two baby goats in rehabilitation
Instagram / @goatsofanarchySci/Health

Meet The Goats Of Anarchy: A Rescue Farm For Baby Goats

A boy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sorts stones
Amnesty InternationalWorld

Child Labor Helps Fuel Smartphones. This Phone Could Change That.

Migrants held in Libya
UNICEFWorld

This Route To Safety For Refugees Is Full Of Abuses

A Muslim filmmaker
American Muslim StorytellersU.S.

A Grant Is Finding And Funding Muslims To Tell Humanizing Stories

A child in Gaza with Cancer
Palestine Children's Relief FundWorld

Gaza's Residents Struggle To Get Out — Even For Cancer Treatment

People at an Indian wedding
Getty ImagesWorld

India Could Make Its Elaborate Wedding Tradition More Inclusive

People at a town hall in Minnesota
Getty ImagesU.S.

Town Halls In The US Have Gotten More Crowded Lately

A member of the Irish Army and a rhododendron
Defence Forces Ireland, Ronnie / CC BY 2.0World

Ireland's Flowers Are So Bad 1 Politician Wants The Army To Help

Model wearing leggings made from water bottles
Girlfriend CollectiveSci/Health

A New Way To Save The Planet? Leggings Made From Water Bottles

African-American cowboy Nat Love
University of California, San DiegoU.S.

Western Films Made Us Believe There Weren't Black Cowboys

Local residents painting a mural in India
Artolution, Max Frieder, Joel BergnerWorld

This Group Creates Murals To Bring People Together

Muslim women teaching a self defense class
Self Defense Starter KitU.S.

These Muslim Women Want Others To Know Self-Defense

A child in a refugee camp hugs Elmo
MacArthur FoundationWorld

The Muppets Could Help Kids Get Schooling After Conflict

A bear in a zoo in Mosul, Iraq
Kurdistan Organization for Animal Rights ProtectionWorld

So You Want To Help Animals Trapped In Conflict Zones; Here's How