‘There’s a limit to how much hunger a person can bear’
By Mariana Palau Freelance journalist based in Bogotá.
Almost three years have passed since a much-vaunted peace deal brought an end to the longest-running conflict in the western hemisphere. Try telling that to the people of Tumaco, where the murder rate is four times Colombia’s national average and violent clashes have displaced at least 2,700 people already in 2019.
‘The longer transmission goes on, the more likely it will get to one of those countries’
By Paisley Dodds Investigations editor and Vittoria Elliott Freelance journalist
The Philippine government promised to rebuild, but assistance is beginning to dry up
By Bong S. Sarmiento Filipino journalist based on Mindanao covering conflict, environment, politics, and business.
On 23 May 2017, militants aligned with so-called Islamic State stormed Marawi, sending streams of civilians rushing out as the Philippine military encircled the city. Five months of fierce clashes uprooted 350,000 civilians and killed more than 1,000 people – mostly militants, the government says.
‘It is a humanitarian crisis, but we don’t see any humanitarian response to it’
James Blake | Freelance journalist and analyst focusing on international security, counter-terrorism, humanitarian, and refugee issues.
A short walk over the bridge that connects the United States to Mexico, a group of 14 Guatemalans, the youngest a three-year-old girl, wait in the already hot early morning sun on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro crossing between Tijuana and San Diego.
Aron Lund | Freelance journalist and analyst specialising in Syria
Violence has returned to northwestern Syria, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government pushes into rebel-controlled Idlib province, home to some 2.5 million civilians*.