The delayed effects of the 2016 El Niño warming phenomenon are now settling in worldwide. Prolonged droughts, worsened by conflict and severe food shortages, are affecting as many as 70 million people throughout central, east, and southern Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.
Humanitarian world news brings you a weekly selection of events and trends impacting people and the humanitarian community worldwide. This week’s top news includes a new study that highlights the widening rich-poor food disparity, the UN’s new leader, child workers freed in India, and the mistaken bombing of refugee camp in Nigeria.
More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the most since World War II, the UN Refugee Agency says. Almost 21.3 million of them have fled outside their own countries as refugees. Here’s a look at five countries that produce the most refugees.
A World Vision communicator from the Philippines shares stories that run the gamut of human emotions from fear, grief, and worry to resolve and resilience.
Alligators in the toilet? Maybe the urban legend is not so far-fetched. Cobras, scorpions, slippery rocks, and high tides are among the daily hazards people face answering nature’s call.
The latest in humanitarian world news: Mosul offensive update, tackling urban poverty, cholera in Haiti, and families fleeing violence in Lake Chad Basin.
Around the world, parents encourage their children to read by creating a reading corner, a comfortable spot with good light and lots of books. Learn how.