Category: survive

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Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram barter to outlive

Maiduguri, Nigeria –  Cash is not king at Bakasi’s internally displaced persons (IDP) camp. With little money to hand at the best of times, and the food aid often not what they want, bartering has become an alternative to money for the more than 21,000 Nigerians languishing at the dusty IDP camp in the country’s northeast. Many of the IDPs…

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Alaska Natives: Our combat to live to articulate the tale

Alaska is usually in the news for one of two reasons: its oil industry or climate change, or sometimes both. While the effects of climate change – permafrost melting and villages along the coastline eroding away – are real, for Alaska, whose economy has thrived on oil for the past 50 years, simply stopping the drilling…