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Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize cargo ship in Red Sea and call Israeli vessels ‘legitimate targets’

Footage shows masked gunmen jumping on to Galaxy Leader, which Israel says is British-ownedSee all our Israel-Hamas war coverageYemen’s Houthi rebels said they have seized what they called an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea, and warned that all vesse…

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Women’s health at risk from UK aid cuts, Foreign Office warned

Thousands more women will be forced into unsafe abortions and die in pregnancy and childbirth, ministers toldHundreds of thousands more women will face unsafe abortions and thousands will die in pregnancy and childbirth as a result of UK aid cuts in 20…

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Famine: what is it, where will it strike and how should the world respond?

A toxic combination of climate emergency, conflict and Covid is pushing some of the poorest countries into an acute hunger crisisGlobal hunger toll soars by 150m as Covid and war make their markThe world is in the grip of an unprecedented hunger crisis…

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‘Take from the hungry to feed the starving’: UN faces awful dilemma

Agencies forced to cut back aid in Yemen, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia despite growing need as funds go to UkraineRussia’s invasion of Ukraine has put huge pressure on an already shrinking pot of international aid.Aid agencies working in count…

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Lives lost, poverty, an arms race, rights destroyed … the continuing cost of 9/11

The US has now spent $8 trillion over 20 years in its response to the attacks. But the true price has been more than financialSuccessive US administrations since 2001 have spent $8tn – that’s to say $8,000bn or $8 million million – on what George Bush,…

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‘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…

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‘Devastating’: how UK’s foreign aid cuts could hurt the world’s poorest

Data analysis highlights the human cost if thousands of overseas projects lose fundingExperts have warned of “devastating” consequences of the UK’s foreign aid cuts after Guardian analysis revealed the UK is cutting funding at a time when major recipie…

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‘The US should be held accountable’: Guantanamo survivor on the war on terror’s failure

After 20 years during which he was routinely tortured, Mansoor Adayfi, who now lives in Serbia, asks: ‘What if that had been American boys?’When a shackled Mansoor Adayfi was lumped on to a heap of shivering, naked bodies in the pitch black, a hood ove…

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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…

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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…

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Yemen, Myanmar and George Floyd: human rights this fortnight in pictures

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

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