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WATCH IN 360º: The Marawi humanitarian crisis

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz and multimedia producer Adrian Portugal take you to the front lines of the Marawi humanitarian crisis in this 360-degree video

WATCH IN 360º: The Marawi humanitarian crisis

Italy moves to end migrant crisis with naval mission, NGO crackdown

Aug 03, 2017 - 9:03 AM

The twin moves come as new figures revealed a surprise drop in July in the number of mainly African asylum seekers and economic migrants arriving at the country's southern ports

Italy moves to end migrant crisis with naval mission, NGO crackdown

Snipers and IEDs: Deadly combination in Marawi war zone

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

'Mahirap na combination ang IED at sniping. Kapag mabagal ka, sniper ang dadale sa iyo. Kapag mabilis, IED,' says an officer on the ground

Snipers and IEDs: Deadly combination in Marawi war zone

UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DR Congo

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:08 AM

At least 80 mass graves have now been identified in the region that has seen a major spike in violence between security forces and a tribal militia since September

UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DR Congo

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul – UN

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:36 PM

(UPDATED) UN: 'Our estimate at this stage is that in the final pockets of the Old City, there could be as many as 15,000 civilians, possibly even as high as 20,000'

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul – UN

Italy in migrant row with Austria as Europe arrivals top 100,000

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Italy summons Austria's ambassador after Vienna threatens to send troops to the border to stop migrants entering, as the number crossing the Mediterranean topped 100,000 this year

Italy in migrant row with Austria as Europe arrivals top 100,000

IN PHOTOS: Marawi's evacuees

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This is their story as they try to live normal lives in an abnormal situation

IN PHOTOS: Marawi's evacuees

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Many Rohingya are turning to complex smuggling operations to escape Bangladesh

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 20, 2017

Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) More than 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016, according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency

Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Where are these people coming from, where are they going, how many have died, and how many will be allowed to stay?

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Detainees at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea win millions of dollars in compensation for 'degrading and cruel' treatment

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:39 AM

A key problem is getting aid supplies to the relatively remote desert region in Syria's north, with just a trickle of assistance currently crossing from neighboring Turkey and Iraq

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts, poverty and Israel's blockade

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Dire living conditions, lack of proper food, stress, and depression affect the breastfeeding ability of mothers who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Trapped in Marawi, Muslims shield Christians from terrorists

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Dozens of Christian civilians trapped in Marawi City survived 11 days, thanks to the protection by Muslims

Trapped in Marawi, Muslims shield Christians from terrorists

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

May 31, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 16 countries had rushed relief supplies and medicine to assist more than 600,000 people driven from their homes

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

May 09, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The evacuation began days after regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a deal to implement "de-escalation zones" where the government and opposition will halt hostilities

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The national comptroller, Edgardo Maya, ordered a probe to determine whether authorities in the town of Mocoa correctly enforced building codes and planned adequately for natural disasters

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Ambassador Nikki Haley: 'When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action'

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:25 AM

In the town cemetery, men are busy digging graves in the red soil for dozens of the 273 people so far counted as dead

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM

100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine in the world's youngest nation

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

Bombs rock Damascus as Syrian war enters 7th year

Mar 15, 2017 - 8:23 PM

(UPDATED) There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts, the second wave of deadly attacks in the capital in less than a week

Bombs rock Damascus as Syrian war enters 7th year

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The Syrian government and its ally, Russia, have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war, according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:59 PM

UN's humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien calls for an urgent mobilization of funds for northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen to 'avert a catastrophe'

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria's Chibok – IOM

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in northeast Nigeria since it began in 2009 and has displaced more than 2.6 million others

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria's Chibok – IOM

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Mar 02, 2017 - 9:44 AM

West Mosul is the largest population centre still controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, and its recapture would mark the effective end of the cross-border 'caliphate'

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The Netflix-produced film about rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians caught in the country's devastating war, called simply 'The White Helmets,' is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine, the government says

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Iraq launches assault on ISIS-held west Mosul

Feb 19, 2017 - 12:56 PM

(UPDATED) Iraqi military forces approach Mosul airport, marking a new phase in their largest operation in years

Iraq launches assault on ISIS-held west Mosul

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Some residents of Surigao City prefer sleeping outdoors, fearing another powerful tremor could strike at night

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

UN wants $3.5B to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:46 AM

The figure of $3.5 billion for the next two years is part of a $4.6 billion package the UN is seeking to help refugees including those hosted by Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt

UN wants $3.5B to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Protesters at U.S. airports: 'Refugees welcome here!'

Jan 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

'This is the land of the free,' a female protester says during their rally at a Washington DC airport to denounce US President Donald Trump's entry ban

Protesters at U.S. airports: 'Refugees welcome here!'

VLOG: Protesta sa US airport vs 'refugee ban' ni Trump

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Americans stage a rally at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington DC to protest the reported restrictions of US President Donald Trump on refugees

VLOG: Protesta sa US airport vs 'refugee ban' ni Trump

Yemen could face famine in 2017 – UN

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:12 AM

About 14 million people – nearly 80% of the entire Yemeni population – are in need of food aid, half of whom are severely food insecure

Yemen could face famine in 2017 – UN

Trump expected to block refugees, restrict Muslim visitors

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) A draft executive order says refugees from war-torn Syria will be indefinitely banned, while the broader US refugee admissions program will be suspended for 120 days as officials draw up a list of low risk countries

Trump expected to block refugees, restrict Muslim visitors

Syria girl blogger, 7, appeals to Trump

Jan 25, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Bana Alabed to Donald Trump: 'You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you'

Syria girl blogger, 7, appeals to Trump

Iraq clears east Mosul amid fears for civilians in west

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:52 AM

Tens of thousands of security forces now surround the jihadists in west Mosul, who are all but trapped in the city where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed his 'caliphate' in 2014

Iraq clears east Mosul amid fears for civilians in west

Three-way bid to boost Syria truce after Astana talks

Jan 24, 2017 - 8:44 PM

(UPDATED) Russia, Turkey, and Iran also backs the participation of the armed rebel groups at a new round of peace talks set to be hosted by the United Nations in Geneva next month

Three-way bid to boost Syria truce after Astana talks

Trump accuses Merkel of 'catastrophic mistake' over migrants

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:39 AM

He blames the refugee crisis for being the 'straw that broke the camel's back' and triggered Britain's vote last year to leave the European Union

Trump accuses Merkel of 'catastrophic mistake' over migrants

NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) Trump also backs a speedy trade deal with the UK, but condemns as 'catastrophic' Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open Germany's doors to a flood of refugees

NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe

Germany migrant arrivals down sharply as Merkel faces polls

Jan 12, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The figure dropped from 890,000 in 2015 to 280,000 in 2016, the government says, largely due to the closure of the Balkan overland route and a fragile EU-Turkey deal to limit the mass influx

Germany migrant arrivals down sharply as Merkel faces polls

Malaysia to hold OIC meeting on Rohingya crisis

Jan 12, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Fifty-six OIC representatives are expected to attend the January 19 meeting which will be led by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

Malaysia to hold OIC meeting on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar commission denies abuses against Rohingya

Jan 04, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The denial comes after a video emerges showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority

Myanmar commission denies abuses against Rohingya

Fighting puts Syria peace negotiations at risk

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:06 AM

A dozen Syrian rebel factions have suspended talks on new peace negotiations, accusing President Bashar al-Assad's regime of violating a 4-day-old ceasefire

Fighting puts Syria peace negotiations at risk

Syrian forces retake Aleppo in major boost for Assad

Dec 23, 2016 - 7:53 AM

(UPDATED) The announcement comes after a landmark evacuation deal that ended a ferocious month-long offensive waged on east Aleppo by government forces and allied militia

Syrian forces retake Aleppo in major boost for Assad

Snow and delays as last evacuees wait to leave Aleppo

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Thousands of residents still remain in the last pocket of the opposition-controlled Syrian city

Snow and delays as last evacuees wait to leave Aleppo

Last civilians and rebels set to leave Aleppo

Dec 20, 2016 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) At least 30,000 people have left rebel districts of east Aleppo since evacuations began last week

Last civilians and rebels set to leave Aleppo

Pressure on Myanmar as region holds Rohingya talks

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:48 PM

ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Yangon for emergency talks, a gathering Malaysia says is the result of pressure building on Myanmar to resolve the crisis

Pressure on Myanmar as region holds Rohingya talks

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers

Dec 19, 2016 - 8:37 AM

(5th UPDATE) Ahmad al-Dbis, who heads a team of doctors and volunteers coordinating evacuations, says the evacuees were in 'a very bad state after waiting for more than 16 hours' at a regime checkpoint without being allowed off the buses.

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers