Yemeni civilians shelter in schools from air strikes in battle for major port

The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of shelter from the biggest... Read more »

Kenya’s ‘budget for the rich’ pushes poor to the brink – campaigners

A few miles from the resplendence of Kenya’s Parliament House where the finance minister delivered his budget on Thursday, Deborah Mwandagina, deputy principal of a primary school in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum, is... Read more »

‘Leave now, pay later’ migration scams lure Somali teens to their deaths

 When Hanab Ahmed’s 18-year-old son Mohammed did not come home for lunch or answer his phone, she feared that he – like several other teenagers who had disappeared from their neighbourhood –... Read more »

Poverty forces Syrian refugee children into work

When 13-year-old Mounir fled Syria for Lebanon with his family after surviving a rocket strike that nearly killed them, he thought he would be safe. In fact, he had swapped one form... Read more »