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'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking

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Congo-Brazzaville's hidden war

Congo-Brazzaville's hidden war

The village of Soumouna in Congo-Brazzaville’s southern Pool region lies empty and guarded by soldiers, but there’s undeniable evidence of what happened here 20 months ago.

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Black-sky pollution: Iraqis face legacy of ‘ISIS Winter’

Black-sky pollution: Iraqis face legacy of ‘ISIS Winter’

An investigation into the toxic fallout of three years of armed conflict has added the environment — and the residents suffering from the impacts of pollution — to the list of casualties in Iraq.

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In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

While the international community is fixated on the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, the conflict in the country's north is smouldering out of view.

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Can the EU revive a troubled scheme against conflict diamonds?

Can the EU revive a troubled scheme against conflict diamonds?

The EU began its year-long leadership of the global effort against conflict diamonds this month. But observers say the Kimberley Process risks becoming a “farce,” as expert NGOs leave in frustration.

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'Boats pass over where our land was': Bangladesh's climate refugees – photo essay

'Boats pass over where our land was': Bangladesh's climate refugees – photo essay

Some scientists estimate that shifting weather patterns could cost Bangladesh almost a quarter of its existing landmass and climate migration is becoming alarmingly commonplace.

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Tunisians march on seventh anniversary of uprising

Tunisians march on seventh anniversary of uprising

Several thousand people marched through the main street of the Tunisian capital on Sunday, marking the seventh anniversary of the toppling of the country's former president after mass protests.

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Ethiopian Oromo refugees face bribes, harassment in Kenya

Ethiopian Oromo refugees face bribes, harassment in Kenya

Ethiopian Oromo refugees fleeing to Kenya to escape persecution say they are finding life on the streets of Nairobi no better than the insecurity they left behind.

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In their own words: How drought is bringing despair to Kenyan herders

In their own words: How drought is bringing despair to Kenyan herders

Turkana is one of several counties in Kenya in the throes of prolonged and extreme drought. This year, thousands of animals have died of hunger, thirst, and disease.

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Disease outbreaks plague Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Disease outbreaks plague Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

At Balukhali refugee camp, unclean water, cramped living quarters and squalid conditions create a prime environment for outbreaks of preventable diseases among 650,000 Rohingya Muslims.

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