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A Yemeni child stands among armed supporters of Houthi rebels during a gathering to mobilise more fighters into the Hodeidah battlefront, in Sanaa, Yemen, last week.  Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

As the world’s attention remains focused on a likely catastrophic humanitarian fallout from any Syrian army offensive against jihadis in Idlib provinc(...)

A horse rears in the street as major crowds gather to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front  in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo

Overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, resulted in the deaths of several people and caused hundreds to fl(...)

Young Rohingya refugees  during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox’s Bazar. Photograph:  Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation”, the United Nations said on Thursday, a ye(...)

Aine Costigan lives in Halba, Lebanon, where she works as a programme director with Concern Worldwide.

This week Irish Times Abroad meets Aine Costigan, originally from Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, who works as a programme director with Concern Wo(...)

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(...)

Smoke rises after an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children travelling on a bus were among dozens of people killed on Thursday by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in northern Yemen. The vehicle was hit(...)

Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

Children from Thnout Khpous Primary School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, who are involved in the Primark-funded education programme

Primark has agreed a three-year partnership with child-focused humanitarian organisation Unicef that will see it contribute to Unicef’s work in educat(...)

Cameroon’s president,  Paul Biya, who has held on to power for 36 years. Photograph: Lintao Zhang  via Reuters

When the American ambassador took up his post in Cameroon late last year, he stepped into an increasingly troubled nation, locked in battle against Is(...)

Joella Dhlamini (16) with her teacher Elaine Mills: “Everyone thinks Irish history is boring but I want to know everything about it. My favourite taoiseach is Seán Lemass because Ms Mills loves him.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Joella Dhlamini had been living in Ireland a year the first time she was racially harassed on the street. It was Christmas and the then 14 year old w(...)

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