Health workers take part in the funeral of Kahumbu Ngalyakuthi, a woman who got infected in her home village of Mutwanga, some 40km from Beni in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 12th. Photograph: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA

As the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to struggle with the second largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, officials say poor medical train(...)

Prof Helen Whelton believes Ireland’s hospitals need to be scaled up. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prof Helen Whelton believes in the power of research to improve people’s lives and boost the economy. So much so, in fact, that she argues research in(...)

The aftermath of an attack on the Qasr bin Ghashir  detention centre near Tripoli on Tuesday.

Refugees and migrants were praying inside a detention centre in south Tripoli this week when fighters aligned with Libya’s eastern forces opened fire,(...)

Yemeni protesters hold placards during a demonstration outside the United Nations office to lift the siege on the port of Hodeida, in the capital Sana’a. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

While Yemenis have marked with protests the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on their country, cholera continues to spread with 1,000 new cases(...)

Police officers help migrants to disembark from the merchant ship Elhiblu 1 in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A group of migrants accused of hijacking a merchant vessel in the Mediterranean disembarked in Malta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took con(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)

MSF-chartered rescue ship “Aquarius”: NGO accuses Italy of seeking to criminalise humanitarian search and rescue missions. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP

Italian magistrates on Tuesday accused Médecins Sans Frontières of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy in what the non-government(...)

Teija Avila from Finland

  Teija Avila (Finland) “I almost died. The last 10km were the worst. It was my first marathon and I made a classic mistake of going too fast (...)

Migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations  SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Photograph: Maud Veith/AFP/Getty Images

One in five migrants died or disappeared trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya in September, the highest proportion of deaths recorded on t(...)

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