Category: Feature

Life in the hotspot

The deadly mix of climate change and conflict has long plagued parts of the Sahel. Now, the emergence of climatic hotspots are testing the limits of resilience.

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Handcuffing the helpers | Part 1

As migration is increasingly treated as a security matter rather than a humanitarian concern, migrants and those trying to help them are being regarded as criminals.

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‘I was praying to God to take her life.’

What does it take for a health worker to wish death for her patient, even while doing everything to save her? This is just one of the agonizing questions I was confronted with during a mental health assessment in and around Mosul, Iraq, after fighting there began to subside late last year.

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Bridge of hope

Red Cross Red Crescent magazine goes on the road with migrants as they make the exhausting journey through the freezing mountain passes of northern Colombia.

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Shared history, common humanity

Fabian Arellano Peña, who leads the Colombian Red Cross’ disaster management team, explains what the world needs to learn from the Americas’ biggest, on going, mass migration.

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The journey from Cucuta

Bleeding feet. Cold mountain roads. Sidewalk for a bed. A typical day for thousands of migrants making the long trek on foot through Colombia. These are their stories.

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The wildfire diaries

As the scale and frequency of fires hitting the Canadian province of British Columbia increases — in part due to climate change — the lives of local people are changing dramatically. Hear their stories.

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Medicine for the heart

A guided tour with IFRC President Francesco Rocca through an ancient city being rebuilt, the reform of the Italian Red Cross and the big issues he plans to tackle at the global level.

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