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Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

A man fixes a car next to the shore in Cap Haitien, Haiti on Thursday. Photograph:  Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, killing at least 11 people and causing widespread damage. Winds of up to 300km/h have lashed islands (...)

Sea water rises to a water deck as hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Fajardo on September 5th. Photograph:  Ricardo Ardunego/AFP/Getty Images

The United States was bracing itself for the second big hurricane to hit its Gulf of Mexico coast in two weeks, as swathes of the Caribbean were devas(...)

US president Donald Trump lifts up a little girl as he and first lady Melania Trump visit flood survivors of Hurricane Harvey at a relief centre in Houston, Texas,. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump visited a relief centre in Houston on Saturday to meet those affected by Storm Harvey, which triggered severe flooding in Te(...)

A malnourished child, Marwan Ahmad Mahyoub (10), sits at a special care centre where he receives rehabilitation exercises in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, on August 19th. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

After 2½ years of war, little is functioning in Yemen. Repeated bombings have crippled bridges, hospitals and factories. Many doctors and civil servan(...)

Leslie Buckley, the chairman of Haven Community Foundation, in Haiti.

Haven Community Foundation, an Irish charity co-founded by Irish businessman Leslie Buckley, spent more than €1.33 million on charitable causes in Hai(...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, is greeted by Cardinal Sean Brady on Monday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The new papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo was greeted by former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady on arrival at Dublin airport(...)

 A cholera-infected child receives treatment at a makeshift tent at a hospital in  Yemen. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

One million Yemeni children are at risk of dying from cholera due to the war and blockade in the country, according to the charity Save the Children. (...)

Goal finds itself in a better position today than when the merger talks began in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Merger talks between the aid agencies Goal and Oxfam Ireland have ended without a deal. The two organisations began formal negotiations in February (...)

‘The children come by foot, for many miles, on rocky, stony and often mucky surfaces with older children taking responsibility for younger ones, who give piggy-backs for speed or to cross the river.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Like so many others in Ireland of my vintage, I have became totally disillusioned with the Irish economy. I was almost at the stage of giving up ever (...)

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