Disaster

Syria: shocking images of starving baby reveal impact of food crisis

Syria: shocking images of starving baby reveal impact of food crisis

After death of one-month-old Sahar Dofdaa, aid officials warn of catastrophe and say many more children are at risk The continuing suffering of civilians living under siege in Syria has been brought into sharp focus by new images of a malnourished baby who later died of starvation in a suburb of Damascus controlled by the opposition. The […]

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

US-backed forces have launched their final assault on the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it began the offensive on Sunday, after a convoy of IS fighters and their families left the city, along with hundreds of civilians. No foreign fighters were allowed to join them, and now […]

ONU garante financiamento total das missões de manutenção de paz

ONU garante financiamento total das missões de manutenção de paz

As Nações Unidas garantiram que todas as missões de manutenção de paz da ONU serão inteiramente financiadas, apesar do importante corte orçamental conhecido há já vários meses. As Nações Unidas garantiram esta terça-feira que todas as missões de manutenção de paz serão inteiramente financiadas, apesar do importante corte orçamental conhecido há já vários meses. A […]

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

[…]The UN’s International Organisation for Migration estimated last week that more than a million people had been displaced from east and west Mosul and that there were more than 800,000 people living in camps. […]

A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

As migrações não são uma questão de emergência, mas um problema estrutural.[…]

Hungary to hold referendum on EU’s refugee quotas

Hungary to hold referendum on EU’s refugee quotas

Hungary has called an anti-immigration referendum aimed at stopping Brussels and Berlin forcing it to take in refugees under any EU quota schemes. The hardline prime minister, Viktor Orbán, called the plebiscite – and is certain to win it – in a preemptive strike against the European commission and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who […]

Another two Brazil dams “at risk of collapsing”

Another two Brazil dams “at risk of collapsing”

Brazilian mining company Samarco says two dams it uses to hold waste water from iron production are damaged and at risk of collapsing. One of the company’s reservoirs burst earlier this month, flooding dozens of homes in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais. Eleven people were killed and 12 are missing presumed dead. Emergency work […]