Risking it all

Venezuela's Fuel Traffickers on the Fringes

Faced with a collapsing economy, some risk smuggling fuel to Colombia while dodging Venezuelan soldiers at the border.

Rohingya

UN investigator reports possible new war crimes in Myanmar

Yanghee Lee tells Human Rights Council, violations taking place in Rakhine and Chin states amid communications blackout.

UN investigator reports possible new war crimes in Myanmar

Africa

Sudanese refugees in South Sudan yearning for home

More than 147,000 Sudanese, mostly from the Blue Nile region, live in South Sudan’s northern town of Maban.

Sudanese refugees in South Sudan yearning for home

AJ Impact

North Korea economic crisis looms on sanctions, think tank says

North Korea's trade with the world has almost collapsed under sanctions, according to the Korea Development Institute.

North Korea economic crisis looms on sanctions, think tank says

Myanmar

Why the UN failed to save the Rohingya

Insiders say UN sought to downplay criticism of Myanmar and was hamstrung by China, Russia opposition to firm response.

Why the UN failed to save the Rohingya

Yemen

UN: Yemen's Houthi rebels blocking food for tens of thousands

WFP spokesperson accuses Yemen's rebels of holding up a shipment destined to feed about 100,000 families.

UN: Yemen's Houthi rebels blocking food for tens of thousands

Africa

Thousands fleeing violence in Mali face food shortages

Forced to flee their homes because of violence, now tens of thousands of displaced people in central Mali face a new crisis.

Asia

Afghanistan: Who controls what

Nearly 18 years after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across war-torn Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Who controls what

Humanitarian crises

'I don't want to be considered as an ex-slave or just a survivor'

Some Yazidi women have found the strength to go back and live in Sinjar, years after ISIL carried out a genocide.

'I don't want to be considered as an ex-slave or just a survivor'

Humanitarian crises

Does humanitarian aid have a 'white saviour' problem?

The Stream asks whether some Western volunteers do more harm than good.

Does humanitarian aid have a 'white saviour' problem?

Uganda

Uganda's burgeoning refugee burden

The country already hosts more than one million refugees as more people escaping violence in the DRC arrive.

Uganda's burgeoning refugee burden

Special series

World Refugee Day: Must-Watch Documentaries

Around the world with asylum seekers and refugees struggling for the chance at a new life.

World Refugee Day: Must-Watch Documentaries

Inside Story

Is South Sudan on the brink of famine?

The UN warns millions in South Sudan face a critical shortage of food, despite a peace deal following its civil war.

Africa

Record 7 million people in S Sudan face severe hunger

More than 60 percent of the population face critical lack of food despite signing of peace deal between warring sides.

South Sudan: Record number of people face severe hunger

Refugee Crisis

Why is the US criminalising aid workers at the border?

Rights groups call on US government to stop cracking down on humanitarians at Mexico frontier.

Why is the US criminalising aid workers at the border?