With climate change, states struggle to provide basic services and maintain legitimacy - leaving militants to take advantage of power vacuum
By Magdalena Mis
LONDON, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change threatens to increase instability around the world as jihadist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram exploit a scarcity of water, food and land to control populations and boost recruitment, a Berlin-based thinktank said on Thursday.
By Kieran Guilbert
DAKAR, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe's migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently, the country's chief humanitarian coordinator said.
Nearly five million people in the region are desperately hungry and risk starving to death this year if they do not receive food aid, according to figures from the United Nations.
by Nita Bhalla
Almost quarter of a million children reported missing in 5 years, up to 70 percent are trafficked and enslaved
Almost quarter of a million children reported missing in 5 years
Up to 70 percent are trafficked and enslaved, say activists
Lack of police training, public apathy hampers drive to change
By Nita Bhalla
By Daniel Wesangula
NAIROBI, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children whose mothers were raped by rebels in Uganda say war was better than peace because they felt a greater sense of family cohesion and status during the conflict compared to the violence, stigma and rejection they face in peacetime, a study showed.
Researchers from Canada's McGill University interviewed 60 children born to women abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, which waged a brutal insurgency in Uganda for two decades until 2005, when it was forced over the border.
"We really want to be sure that the evictions are not used as a backdoor to forced returns to Syria" By Heba Kanso
BEIRUT, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lebanon's army has ordered evictions that could threaten the homes of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday.