by Adela Suliman | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 24 March 2017 07:00 GMT
Many women have lost male relatives to war and find themselves in the role of sole breadwinner. One in four Syrian refugee families is now headed by a woman.
By Adela Suliman
LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Islamic State militants brutally invaded her hometown of Kobani in Syria, Shorash didn't initially see it as a career opportunity.
by Benson Rioba | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:39 GMT
As droughts take hold, simple sand deposits, built in rivers, can be a lifeline for pastoralists in East Africa By Benson Rioba
OLENARAU, Kenya, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite the scorching sun, Kirinkle Saruni keeps a watchful eye on his 15 cows grazing by a sand dam.
"I hope water reserves will sustain us until the next rains. Pastoralists from other areas are increasingly coming to the dam for water," said Saruni, looking pensive.
Men caught trying to leave by IS would be shot while women were sometimes tied up and left outside in the cold as a warning
By Emma Batha
LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Terrified Iraqi families fleeing fierce fighting in Mosul are drugging their children with sedatives or taping their mouths shut to prevent their cries alerting Islamic State militants as they try to escape, aid workers say.
"The approach of our government in terms of welcoming (asylum seekers) and the political context in the United States have all been contributing factors"
By Sebastien Malo
NEW YORK, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of asylum seekers arrested while crossing over from the United States into Canada has sharply risen this year, following a crackdown by U.S. President Donald Trump on illegal immigrants, migrants and refugees, official data showed.
Surging urban populations across cities in Latin America - a result of mass migration from rural to urban areas - make them vulnerable to floods
By Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peru's deadly floods are a wake-up call for cities across Latin America to prepare better for extreme weather as climate change and poor urban planning, alongside rapid population growth, worsen the problem of flooding, experts say.