The Rise of Child Labor in the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of the world’s poorest children to halt their educations and go to work to help support their families, as schools have closed and parents’ incomes have fallen or vanished.

The children do work that is arduous, dirty and often dangerous: hauling bricks or gravel, scavenging for recyclables, begging or chopping weeds on plantations. Much of their employment is illegal.

It is a catastrophic shift for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, undoing years of gains for education and against child labor, and undermining their prospects of climbing out of poverty. Countless promising students

In a Book About Trauma, She Hopes to Show What Survival Looks Like

When Fariha Róisín was 12, the idea for what would eventually become her first novel came to her in a dream. She didn’t have all the words for all that she wanted to say, but she started anyway.

Now she is 30, with a body of poetry, personal essays and other writing that has delved deep into her own experiences with abuse, violence and shame, and her book, “Like a Bird,” was published by Unnamed Press this month. Writing it over these many years has been part of her recovery, she said in a video interview, and a response to

How to safely enjoy a campfire on your next outdoor trip

(CNN) — A campfire is a place where people gather around for warmth and laughter, but if precautions aren’t taken, it can quickly become dangerous.

As wildfires rage across the West Coast of the United States, fire safety in the great outdoors is more important than ever.

Dry weather conditions and excessive heat warnings are the perfect combination for a highly combustible wildfire season. Lightning strikes and other natural factors caused some of these conflagrations, while humans caused others, like the El Dorado fire.

There are ways, however, to greatly reduce fire risk. Tomas Gonzalez, temporary Pacific Southwest regional fire