Since the early 1990s, North Africa has served as a jumping point for migrants trying to reach Europe.
On July 17 a very rare thing happened in the world of humanitarian relief. Eight organizations that typically compete for donor dollars joined forces to launch a joint appeal to raise funds and awareness around a global food crisis.
16 years ago, a girls’ robotics team from Afghanistan could not even exist. During the brutal rule of the Taliban, Afghan girls were not allowed formal education.
The UK-based non-profit Global Witness put out their annual tally of those murdered protecting land, water and wildlife in their communities, and the news is not good. The world is getting more dangerous for these activists: In 2016, 200 people were murdered, up from 185 the previous year.
With all eyes focused on the healthcare debate in the United States, the World Health Organization yesterday released a report quantifying how much it would cost to deliver quality healthcare to everyone in the world who currently does not have access to it.
The United Nations released a key report today showing how far the world still needs to go to reach its goal of totally eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.
On June 27th, FARC rebels turned over the last of their weapons to the United Nations in a ceremony attended by both the leader of FARC and President Juan Manuel Santos.
A key committee in the US House of Representatives passed a budget this week that would significantly underfund UN programs, including the very UN agencies that provided critical support for the US-backed liberation of Mosul.
Where to find the nearest toilet is a matter of convenience in some of the world. But for millions of people it is a matter of profound consequence to their health and well being.
Update: After a week long delay, a ban on refugees coming to the United States has become policy. Starting July 13, no new refugees will be allowed to the country unless they have a “bona-fide” connection.
Can you imagine what it would be like to be married at the age of 15? Married before you have finished high school, before you’re allowed to drive a car, drink, or vote?
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) turns 60 years old today. This is one of the largest global development organizations in the world, though it is less well-known in the United States than comparatively sized groups like Oxfam.
Last month, people in the Republic of Congo lost their Internet — and they remained offline for a week.
Eric Schwartz served as the top refugee policy official in the Obama administration, as the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration between 2009 and 2011.
Six years in, the conflict in Syria is synonymous now with the brutality of war. Currently, there are more than 5.1 million registered Syrian refugees with another 6.3 million Syrians displaced within the country.
The G20 is going to be all about the Paris Agreement. And that will make for some potentially very isolating moments for the United States.
Donald Trump’s ban on refugees coming to the United States kicks in on July 6. This means that unless a refugee happens to have a close family member already in the United States, that refugee — who has already been cleared and vetted to arrive and start a new life in America — will no longer find safe haven in the USA.
The United Nations Security Council meets this afternoon for an emergency session on North Korea’s latest provocation–the successful test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
Conflict is escalating in one region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and this conflict has the potential to become one of Africa’s next big crises.
On Wednesday evening, Nikki Haley touted a nearly $600 million cut to the UN Peacekeeping budget, boasting this as a win for the United States.