Asia Pacific

World Toilet Day: Growing momentum for sanitation in Cambodia

A lack of toilets in rural areas has been causing significant harm to the development of children.

Morocco

15 Moroccan women killed in food aid stampede

At least 15 women killed in a stampede in west Morocco while gathering to receive food aid.

Morocco: Fifteen women killed in food aid stampede

Refugees

UK's social media activist, 94, on Trump and refugees

UK war veteran and activist, 94, on fears of US under Trump and his plans to document refugee crisis to spur empathy.

Health

Curse of silicosis haunts 'village of widows' in India

Men working in mines in Rajasthan state are dying early due to silicosis caused by dust, raising safety concerns.

Curse of silicosis haunts 'village of widows' in India

Witness

Mexico: The other side of the wall

A teenage brother and sister take on the responsibility of raising their young siblings when their mother is imprisoned.

Podcast

India's motorcycle ambulance

How one man and his motorcycle in West Bengal are saving thousands of lives.

India's motorcycle ambulance

Fault Lines

Houston after Hurricane Harvey

Is an equitable recovery possible for Houston, or has the storm deepened the city's social and economic divide?

Homeless

Behind their eyes: The homeless of the US West Coast

The stories of the homeless on the West Coast of the United States.

Behind their eyes: The homeless of the US West Coast

Health

Inside the Indian hospital where children are dying

Over 2,600 deaths in a state-run hospital since January has put a wider focus on absence of healthcare in rural India.

Inside the Indian hospital where children are dying

Opinion

The makings of a more human economy

It's time to forge an ambitious but common-sense economic design that would benefit the 99 percent, not the 1 percent.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima

Poverty & Development

Week in pictures: From Kenya election to fall of Raqqa

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including royal funeral of the Thai king and an ancient Hindu festival.

Week in pictures: From Kenya election to fall of Raqqa

Risking it all

Risking death to save lives in Guinea

In a country beset by poverty and lack of infrastructure, saving lives is a dangerous job.

In the Field

Transforming Nairobi: The quest for urban identity

Kenyans who have witnessed their vibrant capital's evolution in the past decades discuss where the city might be going.

Africa

The poor of South Africa's Blinkbonnie Road

Fifty families living in poverty and squalor in Durban continue to face the wrath of authorities.

South Africa: The poor of Blinkbonnie Road