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At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

Illegal migrants sit inside the Ganzour shelter after being transferred from  the airport road due to fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a week ago. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, hundreds of refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Abu Salim detention centre felt a glimmer of hope. After months of waiting to be recognised(...)

Increasing variation in temperature; intense, erratic rainfall and changing seasons are all affecting the availability and quality of food. Photograph: iStock

World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a g(...)

National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court at a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after US national security adviser John Bol(...)

Omar Hassan al-Bashir: the president says Sunday’s  measure  necessary to solve “the state of distress and frustration faced by the country during the last period”. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday in a bid to fix its crisis-hit economy. The announcement included a cut in the n(...)

Tthe wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed into the Yirol River as local fishermen use canoes to help in the rescue and retreival efforts. Photograph: Radio Myraya/AFP

At least 19 people died in South Sudan on Sunday when a small aircraft carrying passengers from capital Juba to the city of Yirol crashed, an official(...)

Bentiu Refugee Camp, South Sudan, by Brian Maguire

“I have had a policy of going to places where there’s no queue,” says Brian Maguire. “Prisons, Damascus and so on . . .” The artist has pulled into t(...)

 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 (...)

 Miriam Kasztura  from Switzerland and Alice Leahy from Dublin, both centre, with  Dr Joan McCarthy of UCC and Dr Dolores Dooley, formerly with UCC’s philosophy department.

Homelessness campaigner Alice Leahy has received an international human rights award for her work over four decades in assisting the homeless and roug(...)

African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the  coast guard, arrive in Tripoli on July 12th, 2018. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of refugees and migrants say they were abandoned in a detention centre in the middle of renewed fighting in Tripoli, after they were returned(...)

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