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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 …

'We want to learn' - Iraqi girls back at school after years under Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi schoolgirl Manar Mahmoud is eager to resume classes after years of life under Islamic State in Mosul, ignoring the nearby rattle of artillery fire.<p>Pupils attend a class at an elementary school in eastern Mosul, Iraq, April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica TPX IMAGES OF …

Devastation and a war that rages on: visiting the valley hit by the Moab attack

The US attack on Isis in Afghanistan means locals could return to their villages – but the scenes on the ground were grim, and the fighting is far from over<p>The Afghan commando knew when the big bomb would hit, so he turned on his phone camera to capture the impact.<p>When the blast came at 7.32pm – as …

Syria: New Chemical Attacks in Idlib

• Tweet Widget<br>• Facebook Like <br>• Email<br>The Syrian government renewed its use of apparent toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks in Idlib governorate …

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 …

Millions may starve in Africa. The U.S. should do something about it.

By Editorial Board<p>THE UNITED NATIONS has rigorous and rarely met criteria for declaring a famine: 1 in 5 households in an affected area must be severely short of food; more than 30 percent of the population must be malnourished; and at least two starvation-related deaths must occur per day for …

Global Issues Overview

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

Aleppo killings are humanitarian crisis, but not 'genocide'

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Aleppo as the rebel-held Syrian city falls to government forces accused of executing civilians, including women and children.<p>Much of the world has watched the tragedy unfold through heart-wrenching videos and recordings posted by civilians caught in the rebels' …

Isis slave markets sell girls for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes', UN envoy says

UN envoy on sexual violence says abducting girls has become a key part of Isis strategy to recruit foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria over the past 18 months<p>Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets “for as little as a pack of cigarettes”, …

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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>It’s four days since a 7.8 …

Borneo earthquake death toll rises to 13

Rescue teams recover more bodies and scour area for climbers who went missing when Friday’s quake sent boulders tumbling down Mount Kinabalu<p>Rescuers have recovered the bodies of 11 more climbers from Malaysia’s highest peak, a day after it was struck by a strong earthquake, bringing the total …