A series of new reports show the devastating toll of Yemen’s civil war and the potential war crimes carried out by both sides. Taken together, they paint a grim picture for Yemen where the ongoing fighting is causing a hunger crisis and the people responsible for the attacks are not held responsible.
Spain has agreed to extradite to Colombia a former FARC rebel who prosecutors said performed hundreds of forced abortions on minors and indigenous members of armed groups, often in late stages of pregnancy.
Prior to President Donald Trump’s executive order indefinitely banning Syrian refugees, the U.S. took in fewer than 17,000 refugees out of 4.9 million registered by the U.N. The number of people demonstrating at airports across the U.S. over the weekend exceeded – by a lot – the number of refugees resettled in the U.S.
The first batch of foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) registered with China’s police and security agency this week under a controversial new law that went into effect on Jan. 1. The law – described by many as draconian – has caused considerable uncertainty for more than 7,000 organizations about their ability to operate and receive funding.
The Trump administration is looking to make major cuts to international institutions, including the United Nations, and place a ban on refugees fleeing war in majority-Islamic counties, according to two leaked drafts of upcoming executive orders.
As President Donald Trump ramps up policies to deter Central American migrants from entering the U.S., aid experts are more urgently calling for increased foreign aid to the countries migrants are fleeing from.
Twenty-two humanitarian organizations in Myanmar released a joint statement Wednesday calling on the government military and armed ethnic groups to end the escalating conflict in Kachin and Shan states, protect civilians and allow the delivery of aid.
Casual readers who pay attention to politics across sub-Saharan Africa may be forgiven for assuming many government leaders tend to give up power very reluctantly, often only after some kind of violent conflict. That’s why what happened in The Gambia recently (and they do insist you capitalize The, by the way) is so historical and promising.
Nearly half of the world’s countries experienced a democratic regression in 2016, according to the new Democracy Index. A notable member of the 72 declining democracies is the United States, which fell into the “flawed democracies” category.
More than half of Liberians fear the return of large-scale violence in the run-up to its first leadership transition since the end of its second civil war, according to a new survey.