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Worst humanitarian crisis? Unprecedented famine? Really?

The UN called East Africa's food crisis the world’s ‘worst since 1945,’ raising £40m in two weeks. Does it matter that it’s not true – and beside the point?
from OFI on May 19, 2017.

Nigeria's richest 5 men - and hungriest 5 million

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest men - $29.9 billion - could end extreme poverty in the country, according to a new report.
from Oxfam on May 17, 2017.

Imprisoned for her art in Iran

Imprisoned for drawing a cartoon and prosecuted for shaking hands with her lawyer in prison – this is one young woman’s real-life nightmare.
from Amnesty International on May 15, 2017.

New tool traces seafood from ocean to plate

A smartphone-friendly tool that traces seafood from ocean to plate aims to give consumers the power to make sustainable choices with a few finger swipes.
from Conservation International on May 12, 2017.

Awards for youth champion and environment cartoonist

An Indonesian environmental youth champion and an Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist win an international award.
from WWF on May 9, 2017.

Stop the antibiotics war. Start the war on words

A failure to use words clearly undermines the global response to antimicrobials' waning usefulness.
from Nature on May 7, 2017.

10 questions, 10 myths for Aung San Suu Kyi

Ten questions for Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to UK as part of the Myanmar politician's European tour.
from Burma Campaign UK on May 4, 2017.

Press Freedom Day: the case of The Maldives

“Things are very bad for Maldives press right now.”
from Press Gazette on May 3, 2017.

WWF wins Survival's “Greenwashing of the Year” award

The World Wildlife Fund has won a Greenwash of the Year award for partnering with companies logging nearly 4m hectares of forests belonging to central African 'Pygmies'.
from Survival on May 2, 2017.

A (highly personal) slice of refugee life

For a personal insight into the strains that can affect Syrian refugees as they build a life in Europe, tune into 'A New Life in Europe Revisited' on BBC Radio4 on Saturday.
from BBC on Apr 28, 2017.
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