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Activists say anti-smuggling laws are being wielded against people who are trying to save lives.
Syrians are fleeing Rukban in the thousands. But some 36,000 remain in desperate and deteriorating conditions at the rebel-held camp.
Bureaucratic hurdles can prevent many from getting loans, deepening aid dependency and locking them out of the broader economy.
Eritreans, both at home and abroad, face tough decisions. Stay? Leave? Return? Make peace with those who left?
Cyclone Kenneth has cut off several remote communities, and aid officials are warning of a major disaster if floodwaters rise.
While job and education restrictions could leave a generation of Rohingya dependent on aid, some are finding creative ways to earn money.
The US and EU say sanctions are designed to avoid harming Syrian civilians and the humanitarians that help them. Aid groups beg to differ.
Environmentalists warn that continued deforestation will amplify the effects of climate change and make tropical storms even more deadly.
As Cameroon faces increasing political violence and instability, long-term refugees in the cities are being joined by many newly displaced.
Critics say the change would make it harder to deliver aid to millions of people in rebel-held parts of the country.