Poverty & Development

UN sounds alarm over Trump's budget cuts to foreign aid

Spokesman says reduction of US contribution to UN could 'undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts'.

Human Rights

Waiting to die: Uganda's untreated cancer patients

Since its only external beam radiotherapy machine broke in April, Ugandans having been dying of treatable cancers.

Humanitarian crises

Famine 'largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN'

UN humanitarian chief says 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation and famine.

Inside Story

What can be done to save millions facing famine?

A man-made humanitarian crisis, unprecedented in recent history and one that is entirely preventable.

Women's Rights

Gender equality: A game changer for nature

As increasing numbers of women are empowered through conservation projects that mainstream gender equality.

by Aban Marker Kabraji

Peru

Life in Peru's 'cocaine valley'

A soldier, a local radio presenter and a coca leader give their view on life in Peru's main cocaine-producing region.

Humanitarian crises

'Hunger and disease kill 110' in Somalia in 48 hours

Prime minister calls on citizens to help as hunger resulting from drought leads to rise in deaths in the Bay region.

Poverty & Development

Somalia drought forces children out of school

One-third of children in Somalia could drop out of school as the country is threatened with famine.

Poverty & Development

Mozart in Nairobi's Korogocho slum

With their flutes, cellos and saxophones, the children of the Ghetto Classics Orchestra brighten the Korogocho slum.

Witness

Racing in Cocaine Valley

In the jungles of Peru, young coca farmers risk everything to win a deadly motor race, now a vibrant local tradition.

Poverty & Development

Quake survivors spend second winter in temporary homes

Nearly two years on, the reconstruction of thousands of houses destroyed by the deadly quake remains stalled.

REWIND

Spell of the Albino: Witchcraft and a gruesome trade

In 2011, Africa Investigates probed the trade in the body parts of people with albinism. REWIND revisits a survivor.

Africa

UN: Famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen

Call for action comes day after aid agency and government officials declared famine in parts of South Sudan.

Poverty & Development

The bitter taste of Madagascan vanilla

In the world's top vanilla exporting country farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft.

In the Field

Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One

What is driving increasing numbers of migrant Salvadorans to risk their lives in hopes of a new start in the US?