Witness

Salero: The life of a Bolivian salt gatherer

A salt gatherer becomes a link to the old world when Bolivia embarks on a plan to mine lithium from the Uyuni salt flat.

Business & Economy

Auntie Ocloo: A Ghanaian celebrated globally

Founder of Nkulenu Industries, Ocloo started her business with less than a dollar and grew into a global inspiration.

Esther Afua Ocloo: Ghana's inspiring businesswoman

Counting the Cost

How close is Venezuela to the brink of total collapse?

An ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela has largely affected the population's access to food and medicine.

Poverty & Development

Week in pictures: From South Africa to Venezuela

From protests in South Africa and Venezuela to hunger in Somalia, here is the week in photos.

Week in pictures: From South Africa to Venezuela

Interactive

Where do we spend more money?

Test your knowledge on annual global humanitarian spending.

Where do we spend more money?

Malala

Malala Yousafzai named UN Messenger of Peace

The highest honour given to a citizen by the UN, Yousafzai received the award to promote girls education.

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Poverty & Development

Watering down a revolution: Cuba's struggle for water

Cubans face a daily battle for drinking water as the country experiences one of its worst droughts in 100 years.

Watering down a revolution: Cuba's struggle for water

Poverty & Development

Inside Shutka, Macedonia's only Roma-run municipality

A locality on the outskirts of the Macedonian capital Skopje is a rare outpost of Roma autonomy and security

Shutka: Inside Macedonia's only Roma-run municipality

Opinion

Latin America: A desert of new ideas

Latin America, the birthplace of some of the most influential ideas of the past century, is now lagging behind.

Dawisson Belem Lopes

by Dawisson Belem Lopes

Dawisson Belem Lopes

Human Rights

Finding solutions to Kibera's 'flying toilets'

Streets in Nairobi slum are littered with human waste, prompting locals to develop innovative solutions to the problem.

Poverty & Development

US ends funding for UN body focused on family planning

UN Population Fund rejects state department's claim that agency backs 'coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation'.

US ends funding for United Nations Population Fund

Poverty & Development

India's sugarcane farmers: A cycle of debt and suicide

How rising debts, pesticides and erratic rainfall are pushing some farmers in southern India to suicide.

India's sugarcane farmers: A cycle of debt and suicide

Politics

Hardship and political theatre: The crisis in Venezuela

Photographer Wil Riera documents people's struggles and the theatre of street politics in his native Venezuela.

Hardship and political theatre: The crisis in Venezuela

Health

Meningitis cases soar in Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis has killed 324 people in Nigeria since mid-December, according to the health ministry.

Meningitis cases soar in Nigeria

Middle East

PM Hariri: Lebanon has become a big refugee camp

Saad al-Hariri calls for more international support, saying he fears civil unrest due to Syrian refugee influx.

PM Hariri: Lebanon at 'breaking point' due to refugees