AJ Impact

'Failed state': Venezuelan displacement and starvation multiply

Less than a decade after major strides addressed malnourishment, Caracas now faces massive refugee and hunger crises.

'Failed state': Venezuelan displacement and starvation multiply

Spain

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

On standoff's 18th day, Open Arms calls Spanish offer to allow ship disembark at port 1,000km away 'incomprehensible'.

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

Rohingya

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Portraits of the world's most persecuted minority.

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Humanitarian crises

Salvini gets slap down from Italian PM as migrants offered refuge

Matteo Salvini's bid for power may have backfired, along with his anti-migrant policies.

Salvini gets slap down from Italian PM as migrants offered refuge

Italy

Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Salvini

Far-right interior minister announces swift appeal of ruling as rescue ship hopes to reach Italian waters by Thursday.

Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Salvini

AJ Impact

'Pandemic bonds' meet their match in Ebola fight

The huge returns on offer have lured investors to the fight against pandemics, but Ebola is showing bonds' limits.

Profit-making 'pandemic bonds' meet their match in Ebola

Italy

Salvini's push for new elections in Italy delayed

The populist League leader Matteo Salvini had sought an immediate vote of no confidence in the government.

Italian far-right's bid for new elections suffers setback

Yemen

Separatists seize Aden presidential palace, gov't military camps

Southern separatists take effective control of Aden, seat of Yemen's internationally-recognised government, sources say.

Separatists seize Aden presidential palace, gov't military camps

Inside Story

Can Earth be saved?

Climate change is threatening the world's food supply, according to a UN panel.

Climate Change

Will not having children help save the planet?

Growing number of people are choosing to have fewer or no children as carbon emissions remain high and climate change worsens.

Will not having children help save the planet?

United Nations

'Playing with fire': Push on Idlib threatens millions, UN says

New wave of violence in Syria's northwest during government offensive has triggered 'total panic', UN warns.

'Playing with fire': Push on Idlib threatens millions, UN says

AJ IMPACT

Land degradation accelerates global climate change

Desertification or land degradation already affects more than 500 million people in the world's poorest countries.

Africa

Zimbabwe facing 'worst-ever' hunger crisis

Millions are on the brink of starvation and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared the country's drought a national disaster.

Zimbabwe

Two million Zimbabweans 'on the brink of starvation'

WFP says 2.3 million people in rural Zimbabwe face starvation because of an El-Nino induced drought and economic shocks.

Kashmir

Curfew continues after India removes Kashmir special status

Indian government's move came hours after it imposed a major security clampdown in the disputed region.

Curfew continues after India removes Kashmir special status