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A woman makes a selection of the most expensive tomatoes for a customer just before the 7pm curfew in Kibera, Nairobi on Tuesday. Since Kenya confirmed its first case of Covid-19 on March 13th, authorities have adopted various measures to curb the spread of the virus while stopping short of imposing a full lockdown. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/AFP via Getty

Worldwide some 3.3 million Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, with more than 233,000 deaths linked to the pandemic. But the distribution is very unev(...)

 A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home after the passage of Cyclone Idai, in Beira City, central Mozambique. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Rescue teams in Mozambique moved hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Idai’s deadly flooding to safer shelters on Monday, while the government mad(...)

Destruction following an airstrike in the jihadist-held city of Idlib in  northwestern Syria on March 14th. Photograph: Muhammad Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty

Foreign ministers have pledged as much as $5 billion (€4.4 billion) to help Syrian refugees inside the country and on its borders, as European officia(...)

Yemeni children  wait for food rations  in Sana’a, Yemen. ‘The children of Yemen have suffered far too long, living in conditions no human being should ever have to bear.’ Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The UN children’s agency, Unicef, has welcomed the agreement reached by Saudi-sponsored and rebel Houthi forces for an imminent withdrawal from Yemen’(...)

 A woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah pulls empty canisters outside her family shelter in Sanaa, Yemen earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Britain says it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the UN Yemen envoy said the warring parties ha(...)

Yemeni government forces take part in military operations against Houthi positions in the port city of Hodeida on Monday. Photograph: EPA

The fight in Yemen has escalated dramatically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral in(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, lies in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen. Photograph:  Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Chest heaving and eyes fluttering, the three-year-old boy lay silently on a hospital ward in the highland town of Hajjah, a bag of bones fighting for (...)

A conflict-affected Yemeni receives rations of food aid provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) at a food distribution center in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen is sliding fast towards what could become one of the worst famines in living memory, the UN’s top emergency relief official has warned. The cou(...)

Soldiers unload food aid from a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) supply plane at Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri Airport in Palu, Indonesia. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

French rescuers have been unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under hotel rubble in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi, a w(...)

Workers unload wheat provided by Unicef at Hodeidah: the Red Sea port  is a key entry point for aid to war-torn Yemen. Photograph: Abdo Hyder/AFP/Getty

UN relief and humanitarian agencies have warned that an offensive against Houthi rebels holding Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeidah could kill and maim 2(...)

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