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A planet of extremes

As the planet warms due to climate change, weather patterns are changing and in many cases becoming more extreme.

Fighting by the rules

Could a voluntary compliance mechanism, designed to be non-binding and non-political, help bridge the gap between the ideals behind the rules of war and real-world practice on the ground?

Between the cracks

Even for those who manage to make it to a destination country with a good economy, their odyssey is not over. Living in the shadows of an affluent social welfare society, migrants in Norway struggle to survive.

The border of broken dreams

Sent back to Guatemala after being caught by police in Mexico, Guatemalan migrants arrive at the border with little more than the clothes they are wearing. The Guatemalan Red Cross works to make the return less painful.

So close, yet so far

Migrants camped at the French–Italian border ask for a humanitarian and political solution to their plight in June 2015. Photo: Fiametta Cogliolo/Italian Red Cross So close, yet so far Along [...]
Horn of Africa faces a new dilemma

The Gulf of Aden has long been one of the world’s deadliest places for migrants. Now the conflict in Yemen has reversed traditional migration patterns and created new humanitarian challenges.

Dying for a better life

A local man helps an exhausted Syrian refugee who jumped off a dinghy and swam to the beach on the Greek island of Lesbos in late September. Photo: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis [...]