Can risk management techniques from global financial markets help people in the developing world avoid the worst effects of famine? The World Food Programme's new director of business planning thinks this approach could revolutionize the aid industry.
Delivering emergency food relief may not seem like the best way to make people self-reliant, but one UN program in Mauritania is tying its aid efforts to education in order to build towards a more sustainable future.
UNICEF's "Unite for Children" Campaign aims to help some of the 15 million young people who have lost a parent to AIDS. Children like "Kouadio" in Côte d'Ivoire, who is receiving help with his health and education, and dreams of one day becoming a doctor.
Burundians who fled to Tanzania during conflict in 1993 are now being forced to move back home. Many end up at a transit camp at Kinazi, where help is available for the expelled people to reclaim lost homes and reunite with their families, as they begin to rebuild their lives.