The United Nations is appealing for $2.1 billion in international assistance this year for Yemen – the war-torn country facing famine.
Comment: Hodeida is a city already devastated by poverty, but as the fighting edges closer, there are concerns that a fresh humanitarian crisis is looming, writes Khalid Al-Karimi.
The long read: Morocco rejoining the African Union in January changed the status quo for Sahrawi ambitions for independence. Thomas Vescovi sends this analysis from the Tindouf refugee camps.
The International Rescue Committee, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Oxfam have warned that the deal is causing human suffering and should under no circumstances be replicated with other countries.
Refugee and rights agencies are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people.
Aid groups are anticipating further civilian casualties as military forces gear up to force IS from western Mosul.
AbdelHalim AbdAllah blogs about travelling to MSF's projects in Yemen, where he saw first-hand some of the brutal realities of civil war.
Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children's fund said on Wednesday.
Less than a third of Yemen's 24 million people have access to health facilities which means thousands of Yemeni children are dying every week from preventable diseases.
Japan's plans to accept 150 Syrian refugees over five years comes under fire for discouraging pregnant women from applying.