UN report says 100 million people forced to flee their homes
17 June 2022 | 5:50 am
The UN Refugee Agency said this was the highest number of displaced people recorded since World War II. Refugees coming to the EU from Africa's Sahel region could rise, said the report.
10 Jul 2021
German officials said the raids were carried out in the homes of one German and one Kosovar national.
15 Jul 2021
The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are linked to one of the sharpest increases in hunger in decades, a UN annual report found.
16 Jul 2021
Security officials in Belarus have raided the homes of several independent journalists as part of an ongoing crackdown.
8 Aug 2021
Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out late on Tuesday as strong winds and blistering heat continue to complicate the efforts of rescue crews.
6 Aug 2021
People are fleeing their homes north of Athens as fires rage for a fourth day in a row. California has lost an entire town while Brazil is bracing itself for another catastrophic fire season. Follow DW for more.
13 Aug 2021
Heavy rain and flooding in provinces along North Korea's east coat have inundated wide swathes of farmland as the impoverished country organizes relief efforts.
25 Aug 2021
Abubakar Adam has not seen seven of his 10 children in the two months since armed men snatched them from their boarding school in Nigeria's northern Niger state. He sold his car, a parcel of land, cleaned out his savings and along with other parents sought help from friends and relatives to raise 30 million naira ($72,993) to get their children back. But the bandits just took the money - and one of the men delivering it - leaving Adam with nothing. The rash of kidnappings across the largely poor northwest has left hundreds of parents facing the same desperate quandary: beg, borrow and sell assets, or risk never seeing their children again.
2 Sep 2021
In a place where concrete is cheap, one man, Doudou Deme, dreams of an ecological, sustainable alternative. Compressed earth bricks, manufactured in his factory outside Dakar, offer better temperature regulation as well as benefiting the planet.
6 Sep 2021
Residents in Mullica Hill, New Jersey come together after a tornado caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida destroyed many of their homes. "Thank God we were so lucky. I know that's such an unusual thing to say when you see this devastation, but nobody died," New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District Representative, Jeff Van Drew, tells AFP.
10 Oct 2021
A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said. The volcano erupted on Sunday afternoon, sending vast plumes of thick black smoke into the sky and belching molten lava that oozed down the mountainside on the island of La Palma.
24 Oct 2021
In northern Senegal, a sea barrier is being thrown up in the hopes of holding back coastal erosion. Also, we meet Richard Odjrado, an emerging star of the African tech world whose company is priming Benin's rise as an entrepreneurial hub. And adventure sports in South Africa are becoming more inclusive as the country's first paragliding wheelchair goes into use.
24 Oct 2021
Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
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The legalization of cannabis and COVID lockdowns appear to have increased its regular use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report finds.
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Family and friends of British journalist Dom Phillips attended his funeral near Rio de Janeiro. The last rites for Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who was killed while working with Phillips, were held a day earlier.
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Group of Seven leaders have unveiled an infrastructure plan meant to bolster the global economy and counter China. But crippling debt owed by poorer countries may get in the way.
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The event in Portugal will present a nonbinding declaration meant to curb ocean pollution and destruction, as well as discuss financing models for ocean preservation.
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An oil supertanker that has been moored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen since 1976 could break apart and unleash part or all of its 1.1 million barrels of oil on the Horn of Africa, the UN warns. Also in this edition: Britain's Prince Charles expresses regret for the legacy of slavery, and Rwanda is set to produce its own mRNA vaccines in a first for the continent.