REFUGEE WEEK: Burden of help falls on poor nations
A new report shows that four out of five refugees are in developing countries, while anti-refugee feelings grow in the rich world. With numbers on the rise, how can we share the burden?
Q&A: The mobile revolution sweeping Africa
From business and development to healthcare, the 'staggering' increase in mobile phone use is transforming the way people on the continent of Africa operate.
Drug firms offer cheap vaccines to poor countries
Several major pharmaceutical companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world. Many lives will be saved.
The truth about being a modern-day pirate
International forces are cracking down on Somali pirates. Many are now facing imprisonment or execution, but the attacks keep coming. What draws so many recruits to join the pirate fleets?
International Women’s Day: old wounds, new hopes
As the world marks a day in honour of women, the journey to gender equality is far from over. But amid the challenges lies an amazing opportunity.
Rich or poor? Divided India remains an aid target
The UK is to give more than £1bn in aid to India - a polarised society where one in four lives in poverty while the list of billionaires grows. But should charity begin at home?
Crowded world to face a hungry future
A newly published government report warns of a coming food crisis. Technology saved us once. Can it succeed again or should we find a fresh solution?