Human Welfare

UN: Conflict, drought bring 'acute' hunger to 124 million

Mar 22, 2018

UN: Conflict and drought bring 124 million to 'acute' hunger in 2017

Mayor of Cypriot beach town says boorish tourists unwelcome

Mar 15, 2018

The mayor of one of Cyprus' premier tourist hotspots says police patrols will be stepped up this summer to keep in check boorish visitors who give his town a bad name

Pope decries fears of globalization; barriers for foreigners

Mar 11, 2018

Pope Francis has rejected the branding of foreigners and poor people as enemies as he honored volunteers with a Catholic lay organization that helps Syrian war refugees reach Italy

Italy stems immigration, short on aiding indebted sex slaves

Mar 7, 2018

Italy has been successful in curbing immigration, but largely failed to help migrants trafficked as sex slaves

Napoli forward Mertens does charity work in Naples

Mar 2, 2018

Dries Mertens does more for Naples than just score goals for the city's soccer team

Belgian mayors force homeless to shelters as cold threatens

Feb 27, 2018

As a cold snap grips Europe, authorities in the Belgian capital Brussels have begun forcing homeless people off the streets and out of subzero temperatures

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

Feb 20, 2018

A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison

Hungary's Orban steps up crackdown on critics before vote

Feb 16, 2018

Hungary's prime minister is stepping up efforts to silence civic group critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term

'10,000 homeless migrants' in Italy as election nears

Feb 8, 2018

A humanitarian group says there are some 10,000 homeless migrants in Italy, deserving of housing while their asylum bids are being processed but instead living in makeshift settlements, occupying abandoned buildings or out in the open

Bib campaign against sex abuse captures US skiers' attention

Feb 2, 2018

Bib campaign against sexual abuse prompts some serious reflection from the most successful athletes on the U.S. Ski Team

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