Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan two months ago, the situation in the country has deteriorated and a hunger crisis looms. German aid organizations that could alleviate the suffering are facing massive hurdles.
Surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence, marijuana plants flourish under the bright sun on a farm in a mountainous area outside Rio de Janeiro. The farm belongs to a pioneering Brazilian NGO engaged in the production of medical cannabis to help patients with seizures.
The UN humanitarian chief has condemned Ethiopian government accusations that aid workers are biased in favor of rebel forces in Tigray. Only one 50-truck convoy has been permitted into the war-hit region since November.
Global aid organizations are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar. But many NGOs' hands are tied, with their activities, funding and legal status hampered by the country's political power struggle.
Some SOS Kinderdorf staff members allegedly knew about the sexual abuse and other violence but tried to cover up the accusations. The NGO came forward with some of its findings, and is investigating the issue.
Security sources say an anti-poaching patrol accompanied by Western journalists was targeted by armed attackers. Those missing are believed to include Spanish and Irish citizens.
Financial rewards for turning in poachers: that's the unusual new approach being adopted by several French animal welfare organisations in a bid to stop people killing protected species such as the lynx. The feline is on the IUCN's "Red List" of endangered species and there are only an estimated 150 of them left in France. Some NGOs are offering up to €50,000 as a reward for information on poachers. But locals are divided on the initiative, as our colleagues at France 2 found out, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell and Wassim Cornet.
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10 May 2020
Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, there has been no shortage of solidarity with those on the frontline on the pandemic. One such example comes from the French NGO Aviation Sans Frontières ("Aviation Without Borders"), which has brought together key players in the aviation sector to allow medical professionals to travel by plane free of charge from one French region to another. These flights help take some of the pressure off overwhelmed hospital staff. Our reporters Benoît Perrochais and Natalia Ruiz Giraldo went on board.
30 Dec 2019
After being bought by an NGO, the Pont-Scorff zoo is set to be transformed into a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Rewild, a coalition of seven associations, collected €650,000 in a fundraiser and has until 31 May to gather necessary funds for the purchase.