Efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian war resume this week as representatives and ministers from 85 countries gather in Brussels for a two-day conference Tuesday. Its stated aim is to mobilize humanitarian aid and boost support for the U.N.-led Geneva peace process. But with Syrian government forces - backed by Russia - seemingly determined to secure a military victory, hopes for a diplomatic breakthrough are low. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
A California charity is helping to educate youngsters in conflict zones, especially the strife-torn eastern section of the Democratic Republic of Congo. As VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports, the group Justice Rising is attempting to meet a need that is largely unmet in trouble spots worldwide.