The government declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut after the massive blast in the port area of the capital kills at least 135 people with some 5,000 wounded and tens still missing.
UNICEF says that a busier than normal Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has been predicted for 2020, and Covid-19 could "spread easily in crowded emergency shelters."
“It’s not easy to be away from your country. At times one only comes to suffer, to withstand mistreatment, hunger - and economically things aren’t good.”
Guidelines in Italy require hospitals to limit the number of people admitted for treatment.
Frontline medics talk about how they are fighting the disease despite being short-staffed and overwhelmed by the growing number of patients around the world.
The spread of Covid-19 is pressuring the human race to look at another global calamity: climate change.
Tension have been building in The Gambia, a tiny West African country, over President Adama Barrow's decision to stay in office for five years after initially pledging to step down after three.
The International Committee of the Red Cross hasn’t been able to work in India-held Kashmir since it was stripped of its political autonomy on August 5, foreign aid workers are not being issued visas and Kashmiris are being left without support.
Hundreds of people had been marching in the capital as part of a historic wave of protests that has swept Lebanon since October 17, furious at a ruling elite that steered the country towards its worst economic crisis in decades.
"We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries," says Red Cross branch manager in the Bundibugyo district.
The EU has described Bosnian refugee camps as a humanitarian disaster where a lack of coordination and potentially illegal action from Croatia has left migrants in the lurch in Bosnia.
Return of Houthi prisoners to capital, Sanaa, comes two days after the Saudi-led military coalition announced freeing 200 Houthis, a decision the UN hailed.
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