Migrant workers in Qatar left in debt after being ordered home before World Cup starts

Early end to migrants’ contracts leaves many owing large sums to recruiters and unable to support their families• World Cup hotel shields England team from fans – and Qatar’s labour abusesThousands of poorly paid migrant workers in Qatar are being forc…

UN chief appeals for ‘massive’ help as flood-hit Pakistan puts losses at $30bn

Countries most responsible for climate crisis must ‘end war with nature’, says António GuterresThe UN secretary-general, António Guterres, has said the world owes impoverished Pakistan “massive” help in recovering from the summer’s devastating floods b…

Two years after the fire, Moria refugee camp’s legacy still leaves its mark

Many of those housed in the notorious refugee camp remain on Lesbos, while others have managed to rebuild new livesTwo years have elapsed since the huge Moria fire gutted what became known as Europe’s most notorious refugee camp. Squalid, gargantuan an…

Cost of living crisis: what governments around the world are doing to help

From cancelling student loan debt to raising minimum wage, different strategies aim to reduce effects of soaring pricesThe Covid pandemic, soaring food and fuel prices, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have dealt a triple blow to people around the worl…

Urgent aid appeal launched as satellite images show a third of Pakistan underwater

Humanitarian workers expect conditions to worsen as monsoon rains continue and say millions face a terrible winterAid workers have appealed for urgent donations to fight the “absolutely devastating” impact of flooding in Pakistan, as new satellite imag…

Health officials warn of major outbreaks of disease after severe floods in Pakistan

Diarrhoea and malaria cases spread, with risk of dysentery and cholera, as millions of displaced people forced to drink flood waterHealth officials have warned of large-scale outbreaks of disease in Pakistan after severe flooding displaced millions of …

‘Just a pile of mud’: Pakistani floods force family to rebuild home again

As well as losing livestock and crops, villagers must rebuild homes for a second time after floods destroyed them in 2010Ghulam Kubra and her family escaped from their home 30 minutes before the roof collapsed. Fifteen days ago, the mother of four watc…

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