Women face assault, harassment and sexual violence at every step of the way along the migrant trail, including on European soil. And there are signs that it's gotten even more dangerous for women migrants since European countries closed their borders and pushed the trail underground.
A string of attacks in Afghanistan's capital has left Kabul residents on edge. Some have started carrying notes in their pockets that detail crucial information in case of an emergency: Name, age, blood type.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson resigned last week from a panel looking into solutions to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. And on his way out he blasted Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for lacking "moral leadership" on the issue.
In a recent trip to Bangladesh, I witnessed this benevolence firsthand. I saw roads adorned with pro-refugee banners. Even those with opposing political views have come together to support the Rohingyas.
Saudi Arabia announced $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen this week, a move it says is aimed at alleviating the country’s humanitarian crisis nearly three years into a Saudi-led military campaign there. But critics, among them a number of Yemenis, have questioned the motives behind the donation, given the Saudis’ own role in prolonging the crisis.
Ibrahim, 17, and his mother spent two years as ISIS prisoners when the group controlled the area around Mosul. He says his Christian faith helped him survive. But after his release, the ordeal made him question religion altogether.
More than 650,000 Rohingya are living in hastily constructed Bangladeshi camps. But much of the area where they're concentrated is terribly unsuited to house so many people. Refugees face several environmental risks as camps expand: infectious diseases, landslides in the summer monsoon season and recently, elephant attacks.
Officials from the DPRK – North Korea’s official name — and South Korea are talking again. So, what exactly is North Korea after? If you listen to its own propaganda, the North's leader Kim Jong-un intends to win the Korean War.
Nearly 8,000 refugees and migrants are currently stranded in Serbia. Iraqis and Syrians have the best chances of being granted asylum. People with money can pay a smuggler to take them across the border. It's only the most desperate that try to cross the border into Croatia — and the European Union — illegally.
In an abandoned warehouse on the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of young migrants are eking out an existence on their own, set apart from the overcrowded refugee camps on the island. Their claims for asylum have either been rejected or placed at the bottom of the pile and they live in fear of deportation. They are stuck.