Targeted interventions can help reduce levels of violence against women.
Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters
Women already face high levels of violence in Haiti. But natural disasters can provide a good opportunity to intervene.
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Six years after a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti has to recover from yet another disaster. Getting it right will be a herculean task.
Destruction in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.
At least 1,000 people perished when Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti last week, destroying houses and displacing tens of thousands
The new secretary general of the United Nations should drive substantive reforms, particularly accountability of the international body.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
The Haiti cholera outbreak has killed 10,000 people.
It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
The Clintons have assembled a globally influential humanitarian behemoth. But is it just a colossal liability?
Outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s successor faces the challenge of making the organisation more accountable.
The ‘functional immunity’ granted to UN officials made good sense when the body was founded after World War II. But as its organisational functions have expanded, so has this immunity.
A medical centre for cholera victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The UN might now apologise for poisoning scores of Roma people in Kosovo – but its role in Haiti's cholera disaster still goes unacknowledged.
Villages across Nepal remain strewn with rubble, the quake victims still living in tents and flimsy sheds.
Over 8,500 were killed in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, so how is the country coping?
Patients and companions at the Cholera Treatment Center in Haiti, April 2015.
Andres Martinez Casares
Unless drinking water and sanitation infrastructure are improved, cholera could remain in Haiti indefinitely.
Giving poor people a lot of money or a new asset won't turn them into entrepreneurs overnight.
Hopes dashed again.
Reuters/Andres Martinez Casares
The people of Haiti are furious at their leaders and want to have their say – but the outside world has other priorities.
Applicants queue up for foreign residency permits in Dominican Republic.
International reporting of the Caribbean country's migrant crisis is in danger of missing the point of what the authorities have actually done.
A sailor walking among African captives in the hold of a slave ship. From the book Revelations of a Slave Smuggler published in 1860.
The Portuguese slave ship São José, which sank off Cape Town, was one of many vessels that either rounded the Cape or pulled into Table Bay for refreshment during the Transatlantic slave trade.
A new collection of essays explores the role of books in founding and dismantling The British empire.
Books have active political lives. They inspire social movements and bind people together. Books can stand as short-hand symbols for larger galaxies of ideas.
Stage-managed diplomacy in Haiti.
François Hollande can't avoid the issue of reparations for slavery, but nor can he take control of it.
The road to recovery is a long one for Nepal, which goes beyond the immediate priority of disaster relief.
Politics in Nepal will hinder relief and recovery efforts following the earthquake and its aftershocks. But look at it the other way around. Could the disaster help to resolve political problems?
In the wake of the Nepal earthquake it’s important people don’t rush in to “rescue” kids who might not in fact be orphaned.
Following the earthquake in 2010, people flocked to Haiti to "rescue" orphaned and lost children. The problem that has since emerged is that many of the "orphans" placed in orphanages and sent for adoption, were not orphaned at all.
French soldiers patrolling the streets of Paoua, Central African Republic.
Another leaked report details heinous heinous sexual crimes by UN peacekeepers – this time in the Central African Republic.