Venezuela is in a state of crisis so bad that opposition leaders have asked President Maduro to allow in humanitarian foreign aid. @karlazabs recently traveled to Caracas where she saw the government's attempt to paper over the shortages and met patients like 16 year old Maikol, whose kidney transplant failed after he wasn't able to get the right drugs. 📸: @fortunecris & @karlazabs
What does it mean to be a young black person in South Africa, which still confers advantages on white people in every walk of life, more than two decades after the end of apartheid? Monica Mark met students and teachers who have spent the past year protesting for the right to a free and fair education. Read more here: http://bzfd.it/2oFeDOa 📸: @siphompongo
“It’s not that the Russians are doing something others can’t do,” a US intelligence officer said. “It’s that Russian hackers are willing to go there, to experiment and carry out attacks that others countries would back away from." Read @sheerafrenkel's latest through the link in our bio. Artwork by @alvarodominguez_
🎉🎊 Congrats to @warzerjaff and @martinsalicea who are both being honored for their incredible work with the World team at BuzzFeed News this year. Jaff was named as a Merit Winner by the Society for Publication Design and Martins has been selected as a finalist for Best Original Photography. Jaff was also selected for inclusion in the American Photography awards.
What happens after you come to the United States if you’re a refugee? How do you assimilate?
Tahmina, 50, from Bangladesh has been in the US for 32 years. “When I came to the US, I was living with an American family because I was under 18,” she said. “Living on a farm and learning English was very challenging and I missed my family very much. I would practice English words while looking in the mirror so I wouldn’t look ‘funny’ to others. I carried a few precious things with me on my journey. I often look at them to remind me that life is beautiful and worth celebrating daily. I am still using my English so that I can speak up on behalf of those who are just arriving. That’s why I love America. There is room for us all.” 📷: @brandonhill
This is the view from a ship of volunteers that rescues migrants at sea. Fatalities are at an all time high for those trying to cross the Mediterranean. More pics through the link in our bio. 📸: @sima_diab
Unicode has finally approved an emoji of a woman wearing a hijab, but two women in Dubai wanted to take it a step further. They started the Halla Walla emoji app "as a cultural experiment to try to explain to people the richness of the Arab world."
Yevgeniya Zhakar is helping survivors of domestic abuse turn their scars into art. Based in Ufa, Russia, she has been overwhelmed by the number of women turning to her to help take back their bodies. 📷: Vadim Bradyov / AP