A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues.
The UN says some two million people may try to flee the government assault on Idlib towards the closed Turkish border.
A US volunteer is on trial for helping migrants cross the US-Mexico border. He’s not the only humanitarian to fall foul of the law recently.
The detention of the former logistics officer in Ukraine follows a three-year US investigation into multi-million-dollar aid fraud.
Both countries are interested in preventing a full-scale assault but seem unable to agree on an alternative that might reduce civilian suffering.