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Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

An Amazon fulfilment centre in Baltimore. These centres are where the majority of Amazon’s 500,000 employees work. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

With almost half a million employees, and counting, worldwide, Amazon’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 (€13) per hour will cost them dearly(...)

President Michael D Higgins praised the achievements of the women’s movement at the   in Dublin Castle on Sunday night. Photograph:   Gareth Chaney Collins

The proportion of women in national parliaments will be a key measure of success in achieving gender equality and would “spur, in turn, further progre(...)

 Frances O’Keeffe, one of  Concern’s longest-serving volunteers and a board member of the 50-year-old humanitarian group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Frances O’Keeffe, a public health nurse, has lost count of the number of times she has gone overseas with Concern Worldwide, helping the world’s poor (...)

Chit Suu Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, reacts after listening to the the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Myo Kyaw Soe/Reuters

The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar is an outrageous attack on press freedom and another sign that the rule of law in the country is und(...)

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive to listen to their verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Myat Thu Kyaw/Reuters.

A court in Myanmar on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era “official secrets” act, concluding a trial that fuelled (...)

Hard questions must be asked of Myanmar’s de facto leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been disgracefully silent on the plight of the Rohingya. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign of horrific violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-(...)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing students at  Yangon University: said nothing  on content of  report on genocide. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning United Nations report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her wa(...)

Reuters journalist Wa Lone  followed by Kyaw Soe Oo: the two reporters have pleaded not guilty to violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a penalty of up to 14 years.  Photograph:  Ye Aung Thu/ AFP/Getty Images

A judge in Myanmar has adjourned the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents. The case has drawn a(...)

 Myanmar’s commander in chief, senior general Min Aung Hlaing: singled out, along with other senior military figures, for investigation and prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

A damning UN report has accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, and alleged that the army were responsible for w(...)

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