Hollace Brayer

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Images of the Displaced

The ferocity of crises worldwide is forcing a record number of people to flee their homes, seeking some form of safety within their own country or across international borders. There are 65.3 million displaced people worldwide, including 21.3 million refugees. Most have lost their homes to armed …


East Aleppo: Babies Being Born, Even As Bombs Fall

Even as bombs fall on east Aleppo, babies are being born into the besieged city. For their mothers, experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in such …

Sunni Islam
Middle East

An Unprecedented Four Famines Threaten the Planet

With the announcement of famine in South Sudan in February, the United Nations formally alerted the planet to the possibility of an unprecedented …

South Sudan famine: How the UK delivers lifelines from the sky

<b>In the dusty, baking emptiness of Leer in South Sudan, bags of British food aid fall from the sky to relieve the hunger below.</b><p>It is here in the north of the country that the United Nations has declared a famine. It is here that the fighting between government and rebel forces has driven so many …


On the Kenya-Sudan border, refugees and locals vie for limited resources

Kakuma was once a sleepy, remote region of Kenya. Now it is home to the country's second-largest refugee camp. There appears to be no end in sight to …


Global Issues Overview

To its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and …

Human Rights
Middle East
UN Security Council

Boko Haram Forces More Than 1 Million Kids Out of School

More than a million children have had their education interrupted by the conflict in and around Nigeria, UNICEF announced Monday, on top of the 11 …


Nepal earthquake: why I had to return to a devastated country in crisis

Last month, days after our reporter left Nepal, where she’d been reporting from Mount Everest, a 7.8 earthquake rocked the country. Now she returns to a land ill-prepared for such a natural disaster – or for the full-blown humanitarian crisis that has followed in its wake<p>The devastation in Nepal’s …

Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters