How has the world’s population grown since 1950?

The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the futureThe world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people on 15 November – more than thr…

Desmond Tutu’s funeral and Kazakhstan clashes: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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

The world on screen: the best movies from Africa, Asia and Latin America

From a Somali love story to a deep dive into Congolese rumba, Guardian writers pick their favourite recent world cinema releasesRead more: Books that explain the world: Guardian writers’ nonfiction reads of the yearThe Great Indian Kitchen Continue rea…

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…

‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns

Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closuresThe education of hundreds of millions of child…

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…

Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

Concerns over impact on poorer countries, while richer governments try different containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries…

Gaza damage and Glasgow raids: human rights this fortnight in pictures

A roundup of the coverage on struggles for human rights and freedoms, from Myanmar to Peru 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…

Internal displacements reach 15m in 2020 with worst ‘still to come’ – report

Extreme weather, locust invasions and violence have forced people to flee their homesMillions of people were uprooted from their homes by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the first six months of this year, research has found.Nearly 15m new i…

Covid-19 intensifies elder abuse globally as hospitals prioritise young

Older patients turned away or left untreated, while domestic abuse is also rising, leading charity reportsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Souzi Bondeko’s grandfather started showing symptoms of Covid-19 and was struggli…

Wars without end: why is there no peaceful solution to so much global conflict?

A new study shows that 60% of the world’s wars have lasted for at least a decade. From Afghanistan to Libya, Syria to Congo DRC, has endless conflict become normalised?Libya’s civil war entered its 7th year this month with no end in sight. In Afghanis…

‘Blanket secrecy’ surrounds Australian weapons sales to countries accused of war crimes

Defence department refuses to reveal extent of exports as arms sold to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Democratic Republic of CongoAustralian companies are selling weapons and military technology to countries around the world accused of war crimes, bu…

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