Sixta works as a house cleaner. Before the pandemic hit, she had four clients; now she has just one. To pay her room rental of $600 a month, she collects bottles every day. Alcohol claimed the life of Sixta's youngest son during the pandemic.
Surveys show that the majority of German students feel hopeless, listless and even depressed as a result of the long lockdown. Homeschooling is overwhelming for many of them, and some families are struggling to cope. We visited students at home.
Fort Yukon in Alaska is one of the most remote villages in the world, and people here are also afraid of Coronavirus. But now that vaccinations are being carried out, scattered families are difficult to reach.
Pastors Ellen and Stefanie Radtke are married and lead a church congregation – besides running the YouTube channel “Anders Amen” (Amen with a Difference). They are a big hit online, but their bishop says it is not his thing.
Pastor Martens' church offers refuge to Christians from Iran who have fled to Germany to escape religious persecution in their home country. They continue to face the threat of deportation, but the pastor hopes to protect them by providing sanctuary.
Birgit Scheffler's work involves something that’s next to impossible during the coronavirus pandemic: comforting the bereaved while keeping her distance. And these days she deals with death on a daily basis. Scheffler is a funeral director.
Since 2015, the initative ‘Lulu dans ma rue‘ has brought some village feel to Paris. True to the adage 'Metro, work, sleep', many Parisians don’t know their neighbors. During the pandemic many are isolated and lonely. The Lulus aim to change that.
Beijing has been subjecting the ethnic Uighur minority in the region of Xinjiang to repressions for years. Now, it has grown into a form of cultural warfare that even affects Uighurs in exile. Human rights activists say China is committing genocide.