Africa

DRC facing worst Ebola outbreak in nation's history

Announcement comes amid warnings situation may worsen due to armed group attacks and community resistance.

Human Rights

Eugenic sterilisation in Japan: 'We all have the right to live'

As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Paralympics, victims of Japan's forced sterilisation programme are fighting for justice.

India

India's female addicts battle gender bias, social stigma, poverty

Although women attend rehabilitation centres, they are at risk of relapse because of family, social and work pressures.

India's female addicts battle gender bias, social stigma, poverty

Australia

Australia under growing pressure over remote detention policy

Critics brand policy 'failure' that has destroyed lives as children airlifted to Australia for urgent medical treatment.

Australia under growing pressure over remote detention policy

Asia Pacific

Japan's disability shame: Sterilisation victims demand apology

In a country preparing to host the next Paralympic Games in 2020, the prejudice continues for the seven million Japanese living with disabilities.

101 East

Japan's Disability Shame

Examining how the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is shining light on Japan's mistreatment of people considered imperfect.

China

A lifeline for the visually impaired

The Mu Mengjie school in China's Hebei Province helps children caught in the double bind of disability and poverty.

Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China

Yemen

Miscarriages and malnourishment: The perils of pregnancy in Yemen

Maternal and infant mortality rise as doctor shortages lead to unqualified staff working in ill-equipped hospitals.

Miscarriages and malnourishment: The perils of pregnancy in Yemen

Middle East

Yemeni girl, whose image drew attention to famine, dies

The seven-year-old girl, whose New York Times portrait caused outcry, passed away in a refugee camp, her family says.

Food

UN: Asia's cities face mounting food challenge

Asia-Pacific is home to half the world's undernourished people, but obesity also increasing quickly.

UN: Asia's cities face mounting food challenge

Health

New electronic implant helping paraplegics walk again

Life-changing technology from scientists in Switzerland could also repair damaged spinal cords.

New electronic implant helping paraplegics walk again

Gaza

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Barely three percent of Gaza's drinking water wells is fit for human consumption, and the crisis is claiming lives.

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Health

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Contaminated and scarce water owing to Israel's brutal siege and bombing of infrastructure leads to death and disease.

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Asia Pacific

One month since tsunami, health crisis persists in Palu

As Indonesia’s emergency response phase ends, life is back to normal in some areas. In others, much remains to be done.

Indonesia

'Everything is broken': Healthcare after the Palu disaster

A month since the quake and tsunami, poor sanitation and dirty conditions fuel sickness among the displaced.

'Everything is broken': Healthcare after the Palu disaster