A shopkeeper with little to sell to customers who have little money to spend in Wau Shilluk, a village where the population has swelled with refugees, in South Sudan, on June 17th. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

In places where the fighting is fiercest, no one is even attempting to count the dead. Nearly half the population of the world’s newest nation, South(...)

Minahil Sarfraz on Direct Provision: “I’m a girl who every day wakes up in a mobile home. Not big enough to roam. Frighterned every night not knowing the out comel. A ‘yes’ or a ‘no’.” Photograph: Maxwells

Young people have presented a report to the United Nations highlighting their views on the greatest pressures and complications facing children and te(...)

A girl  feeds her younger sister while preparing for the first day school at a temporary shelter in Bungmati, Kathmandu, on Sunday. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Thousands of children affected by last month’s earthquake in Nepal returned to schools on Sunday, a working day in the Himalayan nation, five weeks af(...)

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green: due to collect a £10 million-plus bonus when her gardening leave comes to an end next month. Photograph: RLM Finsbury/PA Wire

Harriet Green, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has clearly been enjoying her gardening leave from the travel firm, which she quit abrupt(...)

Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve health, safety and education.That is the driving assu(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan. The State is  being urged to sign up to a global declaration aimed at giving places of learning special protection from military use under international law  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State is being urged to sign up to a global declaration on “safe schools” aimed at giving places of learning special protection from military use (...)

Syrian refugee children at the souk in Al- Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.  Photograph: Jordan Pix/Getty Images

Before the conflict in Syria emptied hundreds of thousands of refugees into Jordan, the kingdom’s government had made projections of population growth(...)

Nepalese civilians and police personnel clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu on May 2nd, 2015, one week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal’s earthquake felt abandoned to their fate after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives. Photograph: Menahem Kahanem/AFP 1:23

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake was being held up at the country’s only international airport because of (...)

Thousands of residents take shelter in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, which has left tens of thousands of people homel(...)

People load an aircraft with emergency aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross at Liege airport in Belgium prior to its departure to Yemen. Photograph: Sophie Kip/AFP/Getty Images.

The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in Sana’a on Friday after weeks of conflict which have displaced 100,000 people and create(...)