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An ambulance reported to  carry some of the rescued Thai boys leaves the Tham Luang cave area after a rescue operation in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images

Four boys accompanied by an elite team of rescue divers completed the hazardous journeyed to safety yesterday and were receiving medical treatment las(...)

Thai rescue team members inside the cave where 12 boys   and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23rd, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Photograph: Royal Thai Navy/AP

The parents of 12 boys stranded inside a northern Thailand cave have written to their children for the first time and to the coach who led them inside(...)

Thai rescue team members enter thea cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23rd. Photograph: Royal Thai Navy/AP

Four of 12 schoolboys have been rescued so far from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and (...)

An honour guard hold up a picture of Samarn Kunan (38), a former member of Thailand’s elite navy Seal unit. Photograph: Panumas Sanguanwong/Reuters

Wearing a grey polo shirt and blue, tinted glasses, Samarn Kunan (38) took a video before boarding a flight on July 1st to join Thai and international(...)

Boys from an under-16 soccer team and their coach wait to be rescued after they were trapped inside a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Thai authorities are racing against the clock to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave, saying they may attempt to evacuate the gr(...)

US permanent representative to UN Nikki Haley:  called rights body a “protector of human-rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A few years ago, I covered a long hearing in the cavernous hall in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council holds its plenary meetings. Ireland was in(...)

Filippo Grandi,  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: crises in South Sudan and Congo, and the exodus of Muslim Rohingya, raised forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty

Nearly 69 million people who had fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, the UN refugee agency said, a record for the fi(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

Mothers and babies wait at a Concern Worldwide outpatient centre for malnutrition screening. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Last night, says Mayyu Ali, there was panic in the camp. It was shortly before midnight when the storm alarms went off and the refugees – hundreds of (...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

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