Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city, and in 2014 ISIS militants took the city as Iraqi army units fled.
Could this be the end of Chavismo? “Venezuela’s opposition stepped up its push to remove leftist Pres.
The United Nations has agreed to compensate the victims of Haiti’s cholera outbreak as part of a $400 million aid package that also includes the goal of eradicating cholera from the country.
This week France started the long-awaited shutdown of the notorious Jungle refugee camp outside the city of Calais.
The key question now is who will put up the funding? “With barely two months left in his term, Mr. Ban’s administration is scrambling to compensate, for the first time, those who have suffered, with a plan to give them or their communities cash payments from a proposed $400 million cholera response package.
There is a major crisis looming in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. President Joseph Kabila is facing a constitutionally imposed term limit, yet he clearly wants to stay in power.
Most of the residence were from Africa, including Eritrea, or Afghanistan. “France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” camp on Monday as many migrants who have camped for months or years among sand dunes near Calais gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain, a tantalizingly short sea crossing away.
The ICC is the first permanent international court to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity and back in 2002 when it came to life, South Africa was a founding member.
This could be the beginning of the end of the International Criminal Court. “In a major blow to the International Criminal Court, the South African government has given formal notice of its intention to withdraw from the beleaguered court.
Sarah Chayes was a reporter for NPR working in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. Then, in early 2002 she decided to give up her career in journalism to help rebuild the country.
Campaigners in and out of the United Nations had hoped that for the first time in 70 years, the United Nations would be lead by a female Secretary General.
Motherhood is still deadly for far too many women. In 2015, an estimated 303,000 women died in childbirth.
About five million people are at risk. “Typhoon Haima has slammed into the northeastern Philippine coast, displacing tens of thousands and threatening millions of residents.
Prior attempts at ceasefires have not proven to be enduring. “The United Nations is hoping a 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen due to start on Wednesday will allow vital aid to reach parts of the country that have been cut off by months of fighting and are in dire humanitarian need.
In UN-speak there are five levels of “food insecurity.” This ranges from generally food secure to famine.
People around Braamfontein know Father Graham Pugin and his generosity. When he protected Wits University students running away from police in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, it was his way of supporting the community he cares for so dearly.
Aid agencies have been warning for months that the fallout from an offensive would the largest and most complex humanitarian operation of the year.
The battle for Mosul has begun. The city of 1.5 million — Iraq’s second largest — fell to ISIS in 2014.
Last week the UN General Assembly officially elected Antonio Guterres as the next UN Secretary General.
This is bad. Tuberculosis (TB) has been a global pandemic for over a decade now; we already knew it was a serious global health problem.