For centuries, Maan, Jordan, the last oasis before 500 miles of scorching desert, has made it a mission to feed pilgrims and travelers.

A severe food shortage in the North opens a door for the South to provide aid and perhaps nudge progress in stalled talks on denuclearization.

Kimberley Mulder kicks off Apirl’s theme, Hunger and Thirst, by exploring deep longings, Elijah the prophet, and the things we fill ourselves with.