2015 has had perhaps more than its share of tragedy, but there were also many acts of kindness and generosity. VOA was fortunate enough to meet a few people who are giving back to their communities. Here are the highlights.
The Iraqi Security Forces are starting to evacuate civilians who had been trapped and used as human shields by Islamic extremists in Ramadi. Humanitarian organizations tell VOA’s Sharon Behn that explosives litter the streets, and those escaping have nothing but the clothes on their backs.
At least 13 people have been killed in severe floods in Missouri, almost all of them while being trapped in vehicles swept away by the flood waters. The Mississippi River is expected to reach record levels over the next few days as a result of unseasonal rains.