Richie is only 12, but already he is his family’s main breadwinner. He collects garbage at the Dandora dump site in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. It’s a dangerous job, not least because the dump – one of the largest in Africa – is ruled by local gangs.
In Nepal, ophthalmologist Sanduk Ruit has developed a method for treating cataracts, an eye disease that leads to blindness. The operation is quick and inexpensive, so that even the poorest can afford it. It's set an example for the world.
In the Australian village of Cobargo, Sara Tilling and her husband Gary had created a kind of paradise: a wildlife sanctuary for kangaroos. Then came the bushfires. Do they have the strength to start over again?
Markus Behrendt and Christine Wagner-Behrendt from Kassel have been taking care of their son Jascha for 13 years. He broke his neck in a bicycle accident when he was five years old, and he's paralyzed and given artificial respiration ever since.
In 1999, three prominent Belarusian opposition figures vanished without a trace. Immediately, rumors circulated that a death squad might have abducted and murdered the men. Now, key witness Yuri G. sheds light on the case.
The fashion designer Diamantina Arcoiris knowingly relocated her studio to Santa Fé, one of the most dangerous districts of Bogota. Crack, glue and alcohol abound; prostitution is rife. She gives them a chance to embroider her dresses and strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Christina is a student demonstrating against the old men who've run Lebanon into the ground. She's demanding reforms, but wants the protests to remain peaceful. So she and other women are positioning themselves between demonstrators and the police.
The chalk-and-talk approach is yesterday. Students at the Østerskov Efterskole in Hobro, Denmark, learn through role-play. 17-year-old Emma felt disadvantaged at a conventional school because of her dyslexia. She's hoping for a new start here.
Pratheesh is from India but he's become a bit German too; after all he works at Bosch. Now, he's going back home to get married. Pratheesh is taking his friends Georg and Hiltrud, who aren't fans of the institution, with him.