United Kingdom

'Never been in mosque': Homeless welcomed as snow falls

As snow continues to fall, mosques invite the homeless in for food and warm shelter.

UK mosques open doors to homeless as temperatures plunge

The Big Picture

Venezuela: From riches to rags

What led to the economic collapse of Latin America's richest country?


Yemen's war gives rise to new class of 'untouchables'

Ostracised by their communities, leprosy sufferers are the 'silent victims' of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, medics say.

Taiz leprosy colony offers Yemeni 'outcasts' a home

United Kingdom

Homelessness hits record high in the UK

In one of the wealthiest countries in the world more and more people are now living on the streets.

Inside Story

Can the world be more equal?

Most of the world’s wealth generated last year ended up in the pockets of already very rich people.


'Employ us or kill us': Tunisian youth on the margins

In one of the country's poorest areas, young people describe the hardship and boredom of being out of work.

'Employ us or kill us': Tunisian youth on the margins


Tunisia's economy: Tourism slumps as PM seeks to calm protests

Political protests in Tunisia are disrupting the hospitality industry, the latest in a series of blows to tourism in the country.

United States

Schools in New York teaching the homeless

Many schools in the United States are teaching an increasing number of children who are homeless.


Canada street barbers: Free haircuts for those in need

Street barbers in the Canadian city of Vancouver have come up with a unique project to help those in need. They're providing free haircuts to bring positivity and purpose to people's lives - including their own.


Haiti creativity: Turning garbage into political art

Artists in Haiti are turning garbage into politically-infused art that gives a voice to the poorest in society. A resistance movement that originated in the slums of the capital, Port-au-Prince, is adding a creative twist to everyday objects.


Bolivia: Helping children break the cycle of poverty

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America. But new programmes have been launched to help children escape the poverty cycle.

United States

Florida's poor still struggling three months after Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma slammed into the US state of Florida in September, the damage was extensive. Since then, much of the state has recovered - but in one, small farming community, the daily struggle continues.

Human Rights

Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'

UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and rights says proposed tax plan will 'greatly increase' income inequality.

Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'


Millions at risk of famine in post-hurricane Haiti

Jovenel Moise, Haiti's new president, is pleading for international assistance as millions face the risk of famine in the south of the country.