"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
In some disaster areas teachers are drawing useful lessons from traumatic events; raising awareness of disaster management, teaching students to
Klaus Töpfer had already found his calling before he saw people in Kenya trying to make food grow in poor, dry earth.
His field is the environment
Displaced people from the Bay region continued to flood into Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland on Tuesday (September 6) with tales of
The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought for decades. The need for fresh water for people there is simply a matter of life and death. While
Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the most high profile leader so far to visit Mogadishu during Somalia’s famine.
He and his
Agriculture ministers from the 191 members of the U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organisation have gathered in Rome.
This is the second emergency
End war crimes to help tackle famine – that is plea comes from Human Rights Watch. It says all parties to Somalia’s armed conflict have violated the
Aid workers are calling the humanitarian disaster in Somalia the Children’s Famine.
Every 11 weeks in Somalia, ten percent of the country’s
The United Nations’ refugee agency has airlifted supplies into the Somali capital for the first time in five years, to help tackle the famine that
Mimouna, an elderly Somali woman, fled famine and civil war back home for the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.
There was no help for
There are reports from the Horn of Africa that the supply of food to refugees fleeing the famine has been slowed by the onset of Ramadan.
Emergency vaccinations have begun in the world’s biggest refugee camp, where thousands fleeing famine are also at risk of disease.
The aim is to
As more refugees arrive into Kenya fleeing from a drought that has ben said to be the worst to hit the region of Africa in the last 60 years, relief
Medecins Sans Frontieres on Thursday warned there will be no let-up in the Somali refugee crisis until the famine-hit country’s rainy season in
The first batch of airlifted emergency food for starving children has arrived in famine-struck Somalia.
The UN plane was loaded with ten tonnes of
“Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, you are responsible for humanitarian aid at the commission and you just came back from a visit to the
The first United Nations airlift has landed in Mogadishu. On board was 10 tonnes of nutritional supplements for starving children. The cargo will be
Getting food into Mogadishu and getting it to the people who desperately need it is proving extremely complicated. A customs row has held up the
It has been called the “children’s famine.”
The young are most vulnerable but men, women and children are dying in Africa’s worst famine in
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation is holding an emergency meeting in Rome to discuss the famine crisis affecting east