Health workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday – a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the f(...)

Health workers dressed in Ebola protective suits place a coffin containing the body of an Ebola patient to a truck at an Ebola treatment centre in the DRC. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the health ministry has said, and aid agencies exp(...)

A woman in Al-Hawl camp in northeast Syria. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Efforts to bring alleged Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith back to Ireland could begin as early as this week with the help of the Red Cross. It is u(...)

A woman in Al-Hawl camp in northeast Syria. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Efforts to bring alleged Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith back to Ireland could begin as early as this week with the help of the Red Cross. It is u(...)

Lisa Smith travelled to northern Syria four years ago, where she married an Isis fighter, who was later killed. Photograph: CNN

The dire humanitarian conditions in the Syrian refugee camp containing alleged Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith have prompted the Government to exam(...)

Shamima Begum was stripped of British citizenship last month. File photograph: PA

The newborn son of Shamima Begum, the young London woman who left the UK four years ago to join Islamic State, has died and been buried in a Syrian re(...)

A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

An outbreak of Ebola in a volatile region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second worst in history. At least 426 people have been i(...)

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, warned the political response to the refugee crisis was allowing “abuses of human rights to be carried out unchecked”. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty

The 1951 refugee convention, which protects the basic human rights of refugees and asylum seekers, is at risk of “collapsing” or being “fatally weaken(...)

Civilians flee the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 16th, 2018.  A Turkish-led offensive to capture the Kurdish-majority enclave has forced 30,000 civilians from its main city in 24 hours. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty

More reports of the arrest and torture of refugees who return to government-held Syria have emerged, following an Irish Times investigation into rever(...)

An injured child receives treatment following bombings on several areas of eastern Ghouta, at a hospital in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

Aid agencies warned of an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe yesterday as Syrian government forces pounded a besieged Damascus suburb where about 250 (...)

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