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Abyei’s rich oil reserves make the region economically desirable to both Sudan and South Sudan.
In the early hours of the morning, before sunrise, refugees in Borama gather near an area where bread is sold out of wheelbarrows, hoping for hand-outs.
In the world’s newest country, hope has long been replaced by despair.
Borno State in northeastern Nigeria is at the epicentre of a humanitarian crisis that has seen almost two million people leave their homes and seek safety in temporary camps.
In 2002, peace broke out in Sri Lanka after two decades of conflict between government and secessionist rebels.
A voice from the radio counts down: Neung!
Lebanon’s civil war, which wracked the country from 1975 until 1990, and Hezbollah’s war with Israel in 2006 have left the country with a deadly legacy of unexploded munitions, especially cluster bombs, and landmines.
In Honduras, somebody dies a violent death every 74 minutes.
Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8th 2013 and was the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing more than 6,000 people.