Angelina Monday and her family are among the 1.3 million people who have fled conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and come to Uganda in search of refuge. She arrived in June 2017 with her six children, crossing the border on ...


In Japan, 'cuteness' is deeply embedded in the culture according to Yui Naruse, a researcher at Traffic Japan, a group working to combat the illegal trade in wildlife. And while a certain obsession with cats and other, more conventional pets is well ...


South Africa's second largest city is plagued by crime and drugs. Twenty five years after the end of apartheid, the country is setting new records in inequality and Cape Town, which is both a popular tourist destination and an important business centre, ...


No country on earth has confronted a climate-change-induced catastrophe like Australia. The vast continent is in the grip of a devastating fire season. With months of summer still to go and as a prolonged drought fuelled by record temperatures and strong...


Andrew Esiebo, a native of Lagos, Nigeria's industrial capital and Africa's largest city, has been fascinated by the city's frenetic nightlife for decades. He remembers when he was 9 years old being sent on an errand by his mother in the working class ...


I have been photographing shapes that are appearing on ice throughout the winter. When methane is released from the bottom of a frozen lake it pierces through the thin ice and melts the snow on the surface. When the wind blows the ice sheets move and ...


What began as a protest against a small increase in metro fares in October 2019 has turned into a mass movement for dramatic changes to the country's economic and political system. Violent excesses by the carabineros and the military combined with ...


In 2015, Thailand had the second highest number of road fatalities in the world, second only to war-torn Libya where dying on the road is but one of many dangers facing ordinary citizens. Yet the level of deadliness associated with driving in Thailand ...


On the island of Sumbawa in central Indonesia, thousands of artisanal miners have been digging up gold in dangerous, informal mines, sunk into jungle hillsides, for generations. The Indonesian government licenses large international mining corporations...


'It was a sunny day in April 1960. I took a ship to Chosen [Korea] from the port of Niigata, a north-western city of Japan.When I saw my mother for the last time, she was crying. She kept saying, ''Please dont go . . . Please change your mind.'' Every ...


It feels like the end of an era - not just the end of festivities - the trees, so recently adorned and surrounded by presents, now cast out, forlorn on the streets, waiting to be taken away. Once they were viewed as a curiosity, sometimes a touch ...


140,000 people die worldwide from snakebites every year. Another 400,000 are severely injured, often needing to have arms or legs amputated or losing their sight. Those worst affected are the rural poor in Africa, Asia and South America. The ...


One of the many side effects of the Trump presidency in the United States has been a steep increase in the number of asylum seekers attempting to enter Canada from the US. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is now recording the highest number of ...


200 million years ago, the area around the small towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis on the southern coast of England would have been entirely submerged by a tropical sea. The area was then around the latitude of Morocco, and its warm water supported a ...


Ninety per cent of the world's most highly prized rubies, called 'pigeon's blood' for their deep hue and intensity of colour, come from the hills near the town in Mogok, 200 kms north of Mandalay, Myanmar's second city. The two most precious rubies found...


Grace Kudzu has sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder that makes her red blood cells sickle-shaped and rigid, rather than the usual flexible doughnut form. They block her capillaries and cause excruciating vasco-occlusive crises that last for days at a...