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Siobhán Jordan (C) at the launch of the Irish Red Cross’s five-year strategy, at the charity’s HQ in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Siobhán Jordan was 100m from the finish line of Dublin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in August of last year when she suddenly collapsed. The 28-year-o(...)

Spindrift, 8 Nashville Park, Howth,  Co Dublin

The assembling, equipping and staffing of a hospital in the devastated Normandy town of St-Lô by the Irish Red Cross, from 1945 to 1946, was one of th(...)

A female volunteer sits with her baby at a educational meeting about Ebola in Goma, eastern DRC. The meeting is part of a community outreach initiative aimed at preparing in case the outbreak spreads to the city. Photograph: Sally Hayden

At the back of North Kivu Provincial Hospital in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a young man in a tank top ducks out of a(...)

Pakistani migrant Nadeem Ijazz (20), who was injured in a burned shelter for migrants, poses in the town of Velika Kladusa, in northwest Bosnia. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

International organisations say many migrants in Bosnia face a dire situation as a lack of state accommodation leads thousands to sleep rough, fuellin(...)

People gather on the roof of a house submerged by floods in Buzi in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images

The fierce winds and torrential rains slammed into three of the poorest countries on Earth, upending the lives of more than one million people in a ma(...)

Indian soldiers inspect the remains of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district, outside Srinagar Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

Tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan escalated sharply on Wednesday, following conflicting claims by both of having shot down each(...)

Venezuelan migrants wait for food outside La Divina Pastora shelter in Villa del Rosario, Colombia, at the border with Venezuela, on February 13th, 2019. Photograph:  Luis Robayo

When Maria Duran had her first child in Venezuela in 2013 she encountered no problems. But by the time she gave birth to her second, 18 months ago, “e(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila in 2015. With support from UNICEF, the Australian government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a drone program began in December, 2018. Photograph: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy N(...)

Latisha Stanley surveys the wreckage of the mobile home park where she lives in Panama City, Florida, on Friday, after Hurricane Michael devastated the area. Photograph: Emily Kask/New York Times

Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Mi(...)

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