English-language media has been saturated by coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
But what about the “other” news? The world’s longer-running crises have not been standing still. Infectious diseases don't begin and end with COVID-19: we look at non-coronavirus global health issues, and the risks of ignoring them. Climate change-linked droughts and floods continue to take their toll in Latin America and East and Southern Africa. Migration routes remain risky for Rohingya refugees – hear first hand of the experience. And conflict from Ukraine to Democratic Republic of Congo offers no hope of peace.
If you need to catch up on these and other stories that risk being overlooked in the midst of coronavirus concerns, here’s a selection to get you started.
One NGO lost $639,000 in a few months. Investigators and aid officials believe similar fraud schemes went undetected for over a decade.
Anger in the restive region of Oromia is rising as a gold mine shut over concerns of environmental poisoning looks set to re-open.
A new pact is set to be unveiled against the backdrop of COVID-19, but migration analysts doubt real reforms are in the offing.
Even as health workers scramble to contain raging COVID-19 epidemics across the globe, a host of services for other infectious diseases such as cholera, Ebola, measles, and polio are simultaneously being disrupted.
When hundreds of militiamen arrived in January at a government-run demobilisation camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern province of Ituri, there was a flicker of hope that more than two years of conflict might be abating.
“I know why desperate people risk their lives on dangerous trafficking routes: I was one of them.”
Originally a tropical disease, dengue has begun to take hold in more temperate regions. Scientists say climate change may be to blame.
With the path to the International Criminal Court blocked, prosecutors try charging Syrian regime figures another way.
Diary of a drought | Life in Kenya, Somalia, and Zimbabwe as drought takes hold in eastern and southern Africa
Here’s what life is like in Kenya, Somalia, and Zimbabwe as drought takes hold in eastern and southern Africa.
Meet the unlikely humanitarians providing a vital supply to those on Ukraine’s front line as the war on the EU's doorstep enters a seventh year.
Growing violence and government crackdowns on access have left hundreds of thousands of people beyond the reach of aid workers.
Information is power. Let’s empower refugees, migrants, and others on the move.
A new law will provide volunteers with weapons to fight extremists. Rights groups worry it will make matters worse.
The Iraqi government says it wants to end displacement. But many people have little to go home to.
We uncovered the sex abuse scandal that rocked the WHO, but there’s more to do
We just covered a report that says the World Health Organization failed to prevent and tackle widespread sexual abuse during the Ebola response in Congo.
Our investigation with the Thomson Reuters Foundation triggered this probe, demonstrating the impact our journalism can have.
But this won’t be the last case of aid worker sex abuse. This also won’t be the last time the aid sector has to ask itself difficult questions about why justice for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation has been sorely lacking.
We’re already working on our next investigation, but reporting like this takes months, sometimes years, and can’t be done alone.
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