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A woman walks in front of a damaged house which was shelled as federal-aligned forces entered the city, in Wukro, north of Mekele, on March 1st. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Staff of the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have spoken about seeing civilian men dragged off buses and executed in fron(...)

Ethiopian soldiers stand at Mai Aini refugee camp. Eritrean refugees fear their suffering may not be over. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP

A leading humanitarian activist has criticised aid agencies for not speaking out early enough about the scale of the crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia’s nort(...)

Mike Pompeo:  said  the terrorist designation would give the US “additional tools” to pile pressure on Iran, which has supported Houthi rebels. Photograph:  Tami Chappell/AFP)  via Getty Images

Aid agencies have sharply criticised the Trump administration’s decision to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist organisation, warning it will(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending a 20-year conflict between his country and neighbouri(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

Syrians gather at a site of car bomb in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian military has deployed along the borders of al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province and has begun shelling insurgents’ positions, prompting fears (...)

A girl stands behind a fence at a school to which she and her family have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Talks are at an advanced stage for the United Nations to take over the administration of the vital port of Hodeidah under siege from a Saudi-led coali(...)

Syrian Red Crescent Syrian staff evacuate a babyfrom the eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of Damascus. Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian Red Crescent ambulances began emergency evacuations of seriously ill children and adults on Wednesday from the besieged rebel and jihadi strong(...)

Rebel fighters and civilians wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Thousands were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo on Monday after a deal was reached to allow people to leave two besieged pro-gover(...)

A woman carries a container of water as she walks past a burnt pick-up truck in the rebel held area of Aleppo, Syria, on Novemer 14th. The last UN rations in Aleppo were distributed the previous day. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

As Syria’s government presses a fierce assault on eastern Aleppo, its siege is making life ever harder for civilians who are being forced to sift thro(...)

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