Portraits of hope: the fight to protect girls from conflict – in pictures

The International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Gagosian, has put together an exhibition called Protecting Milestones: Portraits of Girls in Conflict, which is on display at the Gagosian shop in Burlington Arcade, London, until 7 May. For every…

The Guardian view on Putin and the world: it’s not just about China | Editorial

The Russian president may look isolated over Ukraine, but important players are hedging their betsWhen Vladimir Putin recognised Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics, days before his invasion of Ukraine, one of the most powerful denunciations c…

Greta stands with Sami and Navalny on trial again: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the coverage of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Myanmar to Mexico Continue reading…

Migrant caravan and Qatar’s tarnished World Cup: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Pakistan to Poland Continue reading…

The disappeared in Mexico, Afghan female footballers and a giant puppet: human rights this fortnight in pictures

A roundup of the coverage of the struggle for human rights and freedoms from Thailand to Texas Continue reading…

Spain urged to act over ‘shameful’ toll of migrants dying en route to country

‘Catastrophic’ year at Spanish borders with 2,087 dead or missing on sea crossings in six months to JuneSpain is facing an unprecedented and “catastrophic” year on its borders, says a leading NGO which estimates that more than 2,000 people died or disa…

UK aid cut behind $284m fall in global humanitarian spending

Estimated UK cut of $900m offsets increases by other nations, according to annual Global Humanitarian Assistance ReportInternational humanitarian spending by public donors dropped by $284m (£204m) between 2019 and 2020, and the UK government cut its hu…

Climate disasters ‘caused more internal displacement than war’ in 2020

Refugee organisation says 30m new displacements last year were due to floods, storms or wildfiresIntense storms and flooding triggered three times more displacements than violent conflicts did last year, as the number of people internally displaced wor…

Hong Kong activists and plight of the Uighurs: human rights this week in photos

A roundup of the coverage on struggles for human rights and freedoms, from Colombia to the Sahara Continue reading…

‘Falling off a cliff’: pandemic crippling world’s most fragile states, finds report

The world’s poorest are becoming poorer as the impact of Covid compounds existing crises, says Disaster Emergency ComitteeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands could starve in the world’s most fragile states as the pande…

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