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Mathare Youth Fight Against Police Violence – Stephen Mwangi’s Story – Thomson Reuters Foundation (image)

Mathare Youth Fight Against Police Violence – Stephen Mwangi’s Story – Thomson Reuters Foundation

November 21, 2016

Stephen Mwangi grew up in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums. As a child, he was exposed to police abuse of power, brutality and extrajudicial killings. These experiences led him to become a youth activist with the Mathare Social Justice Center, a group that works towards mobilizing the community to stand up for its rights through grassroots activism.

From Criminal to (Unauthorised) Law Enforcer – Issac Muasa’s Story – Thomson Reuters Foundation (image)

From Criminal to (Unauthorised) Law Enforcer – Issac Muasa’s Story – Thomson Reuters Foundation

November 21, 2016

Issac Muasa used to be a criminal in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s most notorious slums. After a near-death experience, he decided to change his ways, becoming a champion for his community. Believing┬áhis community would not be adequately protected by government or police, Muasa started a organization made up of young former criminals who patrol the streets at night as a deterrent to crime.

On Patrol with Machetes, Kenya’s Slum Residents Hustle for Security – Thomson Reuters Foundation (image)

On Patrol with Machetes, Kenya’s Slum Residents Hustle for Security – Thomson Reuters Foundation

November 21, 2016

Eighty former criminals and young men from one of Nairobi’s most dangerous neighbourhoods patrol its dark streets unauthorized, providing protection to a neighborhood largely left behind by police.

Locals in Kenya Boost Dairy Industry by Producing Cheese – CCTV (image)

Locals in Kenya Boost Dairy Industry by Producing Cheese – CCTV

September 6, 2016

Kenyans have never been big cheese eaters and neither are they known as experts in the cheese making business. However, a growing restaurant culture and interest in global cuisine has led to increasingly diversified tastes. Browns, a Kenyan cheese company, is using milk from local farmers to make cheeses that are sold locally and exported across East Africa and beyond.

The Kanjou family – Jordan’s Refugees (image)

The Kanjou family – Jordan’s Refugees

April 25, 2016

Mostafa Kanjou escaped from Homs, Syria with his wife and two young daughters. They received asylum to come to the United States in September 2015. Now in Pomona, California, the Kanjous are building a new life. But they still miss the family that they had to leave behind.

Life in the Camps – Jordan’s Refugees (image)

Life in the Camps – Jordan’s Refugees

May 13, 2016

Of the estimated 1.2 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, around 20% live in refugee camps set up by the government. I visited one of these state-sponsored camps, and some of the unofficial camps in northern Jordan, to better understand how these refugees survive each day.

Child Casualties – Jordan’s Refugees (image)

Child Casualties – Jordan’s Refugees

May 13, 2016

Fadi Hamdan was on his way to Friday prayers in his hometown in southern Syria when a shell landed next to him. He was taken to a hospital in Jordan for emergency surgery. His father waited by his bedside, praying for his son’s recovery.

The Right to Work – Jordan’s Refugees (image)

The Right to Work – Jordan’s Refugees

April 23, 2016

An estimated 1.2 million Syrians have fled to the neighboring country of Jordan, where they are looking to rebuild their lives. Most of these Syrians live outside of the refugee camps that have dominated the media, in cities and villages across Jordan. Although the Jordanian government has done a great deal to accommodate the needs of the refugees, they are not allowed to work without permits, which are awarded sparingly. Many refugees living in Jordan cite the inability to work as one of their greatest challenges.

Atlantic Humanitarian Relief – Jordan’s Refugees (image)

Atlantic Humanitarian Relief – Jordan’s Refugees

April 19, 2016

The violence in Syria has left waves of sick and injured on the doorsteps of bordering countries. The Jordanian government is struggling to keep up with the massive demand for healthcare services. One organization has found a way to help.

Aleppo’s Kitchen – HuffPostRise (image)

Aleppo’s Kitchen – HuffPostRise

December 18, 2015

How one Syrian refugee is using his Southern California restaurant to build a community.