Russia says U.S. refusal to rebuild Syria a ploy to slow refugee return

Russia will help Lebanon return refugees to neighbouring Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, accusing the United States of impeding the general repatriation process by declining to assist in Syria’s... Read more »

Dozens of child trafficking victims found in European crackdown

 Children trapped in modern slavery are being failed, campaigners said on Tuesday after European authorities found dozens of suspected trafficking victims in a region-wide crackdown, one aged just two. European policing agency... Read more »

Red Cross warns of food crisis in North Korea as crops fail in heat

 A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies... Read more »

Worked like slaves? Many forced labour victims ‘underworked’ in debt bondage trap

Victims of forced labour are not always “worked like slaves” but underworked as slavemasters often take on more workers than they need and profit by charging them for accommodation and food in... Read more »

Yemen close to famine after port offensive, aid groups warn

Yemen is close to famine after a 25-percent increase in levels of severe hunger this year and an offensive on the main port city of Hodeida, a lifeline for millions, humanitarian organisations... Read more »

Failure to educate girls could cost world $30 trillion | 132 million girls worldwide aged 6 to 17 do not attend school

Failing to let girls finish their education could cost the world as much as $30 trillion in lost earnings and productivity, yet more than 130 million girls are out of school globally,... Read more »

U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child.

There is no blood or mangled bodies. Instead there are pink dolls and blue tanks. A bird from a video game represents bombs falling from the sky. An elephant symbolises a lost... Read more »

Red Cross chief says Myanmar not ready for Rohingya returns

By Zeba Siddiqui Conditions in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state are not ready yet for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled a military crackdown, the head of the... Read more »

Yemen War Impact | It may result up to 1.1 million people being either displaced or trapped within the city

By Mohammed Ghobari Yemen’s Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city centre in the largest offensive... Read more »

Plant trees in refugee camps to stop forest loss and conflict, U.N. says

With a record 69 million people driven from their homes by war and persecution, the United Nations on Wednesday urged countries hosting large numbers of refugees to plant more trees as deforestation... Read more »