Family members carry the body of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, director of government-owned Radio Mogadishu, for burial in Mogadishu. The staunch critic of al-Shabaab was killed by a suicide bomber in November. Photograph: AFP

In the ruins of his devastated hospital, Ali Omar Tarabi despairs at the violence that has come to the city of Guriel, a once-peaceful haven in Somali(...)

Women from the Murle ethnic group wait in a line for a food distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme in Gumuruk, South Sudan. Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP via Getty Images

Rose Jamba, a 52-year-old maize farmer, has lost count of the “many” family members killed since South Sudan gained independence from Sudan a decade a(...)

A team in protective gear carry out the burial of a coronavirus victim in Gulu, northern Uganda. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The funeral started like any other. Plastic chairs were spaced out under marquees. Steam rose as women cooked big vats of food on charcoal fires besid(...)

Residents being evacuated in Dhalchar village on the island of Bhola as super cyclone Amphan barrels towards Bangladesh’s coast. Photograh:  District Administration of Bhola/AFP via Getty Images

Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were scrambling on Tuesday to move tens of thousands of villagers away from coasts expected to suffer wid(...)

 Syrian Arab Red Crescent members conduct  sterilisation to help prevent coronavirus in  Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi

War-devastated Syria, Iraq and Yemen are the three countries in the Middle East most vulnerable to mass coronavirus contagion. The Syrian and Iraqi he(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Mali in January. The troops were there in a non-combat training role, but since September 14 members of the Army Ranger Wing have been active as part of the UN mission in the country. Photograph: Defence Forces

The killing of at least 54 Malian soldiers and one civilian near the country’s border with Niger last weekend underlines the acute dangers of a confli(...)

A migrant  being rescued at sea after diving from the Open Arms ship off the coast of Lampedusa, southern Italy. Photograph: EPA/Italian Coast Guard

Beside Khoms Souq al Khamis migrant detention centre, in northwest Libya, bodies are washing up on the shore. It’s been nearly a month since as many (...)

A Palestinian loads a cart with aid food provided by the UN’s World Food Programme and its agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, in the Gaza Strip’s al-Shati refugee camp. Photograph: Mohammed Abed

The US has called for the dismantling of the UN agency caring for more than five million Palestinian refugees. Trump administration envoy Jason Gree(...)

 An Afghan man holds the  body of a relative at a hospital in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A suicide blast in a mainly Shia area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of ci(...)

Yemenis dig graves for the victims of a Saudi-led air strike on Thursday that hit a bus carrying children. Photograph: EPA

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of s(...)

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