By Charlie Ensor Over the last few years refugees have been increasingly used as political bargaining chips by European politicians keen to stem the flow of mass migration into Europe. The focal point of this has been the EU-Turkey deal, agreed in March. The tactics used in Europe, however, are being replicated elsewhere, leaving refugees stranded while the U.N. fails...
Many of the world's poor are forced to weigh up the pros and cons of living in precarious geographies: Risk versus livelihood leaves many with little choice. As food and water security is increasingly endangered by climate change, Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema warns that both the rural and urban poor are sitting in harm's way.
How is genuine social cohesion achieved during that clunky, awkward and artificial practice of "nation building"? Whose voices must be heard and how do program administrators learn from past mistakes? Dimitra Papavassiliou offers some insights and advice for developing processes to achieve social cohesion in post-conflict contexts.
While the Olympics is the ultimate global athletic competition, it's far from a level playing field. This recently published infographic from the Department of Nursing at the University of Southern California links countries' medals to the Human Development Index.
Drowning is called a "silent epidemic" for a reason: In Bangladesh it kills more children than malnutrition, pneumonia and diarrhoea combined. Helen Morton, Head of International Advocacy at RNLI, asks why we're not talking about drowning.