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Syrian children, among those who fled from government forces’ advance on Ma’aret al-Nu’man in the south of Idlib prvoinceat a camp for the displaced near the border with Turke. Photograph:  Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations has said 235,000 civilians fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and sh(...)

A volunteer caretaker holding one of 24 orphaned children reportedly linked with foreign fighters of the Islamic State in the Ain Issa camp last month. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling(...)

Residents wade through a flooded road in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba, Mozambique, on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death to(...)

People shelter in a community centre on Thursday in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique.  Photograph: Ibrahim Youssouf/AFP/Getty Images

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking o(...)

People of Buzi arrive by boat on Sunday at Beira port in Mozambique seeking shelter in the wake of cyclone Idai. The storm  also killed scores of people in Zimbabwe and Malawi. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camp(...)

A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home in  Beira, central Mozambique on Friday. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are s(...)

A part of the building of Anglicana Comunhao church is broken by strong cyclone which hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photograph:Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered(...)

Palestinian farmers pick olives in the Al-Bureij refugee camp, south of the Gaza Strip. The fruit is a staple for many local farmers. Photograph: Mahmoud Issa/Getty Images

The autumn olive harvest is traditionally a period of optimism for Palestinians in an environment that often offers little reason for hope. The olive(...)

 A damaged mosque near the Talise beach in Palu city, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA-EFE

Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the government said on Tuesday, as the official(...)

Kurdish people living in Greece  protesting at    EU offices in Athens on April 11th,  They were calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin.  Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey has castigated the Arab League for demanding the withdrawal of the Turkish army and allied Syrian militias from the Kurdish Afrin district in S(...)

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