Global development

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Ten people drown in Darién Gap while trying to cross swollen river
People were probably on their way to US, Panama’s border force says, highlighting perils of jungle

Luke Taylor in Bogotá

24, Jul, 2024 @4:52 PM

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Africa to overtake Asia with highest number of hungry people by 2030, says UN
Annual report says climate crisis, conflict and economic shocks leave the global food system ‘disastrously vulnerable’

Sarah Johnson

24, Jul, 2024 @12:17 PM

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Transfemicide becomes a crime in a ‘watershed’ moment for Mexico City
Galvanized by the 2016 murder of trans sex worker Paola Buenrostro, activists applaud law as critical for feeling safe

Thomas Graham in Mexico City

24, Jul, 2024 @11:30 AM

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‘Life has come to a standstill’: the Palestinian refugees struggling to survive in Egypt
Israel’s war in Gaza has caused 100,000 Palestinians to cross the border into Egypt, where they have been unable to work or send their children to school, all while living in overcrowded accommodation

Thaslima Begum in Cairo

24, Jul, 2024 @9:00 AM

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‘They turn our farms into rape centres’: Russian mercenaries accused of abuse in Central African Republic
A rise in sexual violence means food prices have leapt in CAR as women and girls say they fear working in the fields

Philip Obaji Jr in Bouar

23, Jul, 2024 @1:24 PM

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Tensions rise in Guyana as Maduro uses border dispute to build support ahead of Venezuela poll
An old territorial claim to part of Guyana rich in oil and gold has proved useful for Hugo Chávez’s successor. But the land grab has sparked outrage among the Guyanese

Andrei Netto in Georgetown, Guyana, and Camille Rodríguez Montilla in Caracas

21, Jul, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Myanmar junta ‘bombing schools’, with 170 sites hit in past three years – report
Analysis of imagery from conflict zones shows evidence of burned-out and flattened buildings, with long-term impacts on education

Kaamil Ahmed

20, Jul, 2024 @4:01 AM

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Film honours 41 ‘heroines’ lost in Guatemala children’s home fire
As their families await justice, Jayro Bustamante’s movie, Rita, highlights the bravery of victims of 2017 blaze, and the authorities’ failure to protect them

Aisling Walsh

18, Jul, 2024 @2:00 PM

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UK ‘turning a blind eye’ to threats to kill Saudi activists living in exile
Saudis living in the UK claim Riyadh is targeting them for speaking out on human rights and jailing of female activists

Deepa Parent and Tom Levitt

18, Jul, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Crisis at Tres Fronteras: how criminal syndicates threaten Amazon’s future
At the lawless triple border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru, drug trafficking, illegal logging and gangs jeopardise the ecological and social fabric of the rainforest

Bram Ebus

17, Jul, 2024 @1:00 PM

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‘Why didn’t my mother prevent it?’: healing the generational trauma of FGM
Art and counselling are helping women and girls in Kenya to process anger and forgive family members, who are often the ones who subjected them to genital mutilation

Peter Muiruri in Maasailand

17, Jul, 2024 @8:30 AM

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Children missing from Home Office hotels likely to have been trafficked, report finds
Exclusive: Findings spark new calls for public inquiry into ‘scandal’ of missing migrant children in UK

Mark Townsend

17, Jul, 2024 @7:00 AM

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