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Buckling Gaza health service turns to volunteers

Young Palestinians walk in front of a damaged house in the aftermath of Israeli strikes in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on 30th October, 2023

GazaReuters Gaza medical chiefs are turning to volunteers to help run an emergency service buckling under Israel’s offensive as ambulances struggle to reach bomb sites past rubble-strewn roads and with ever-depleting supplies of fuel. Medical and emergency staff have worked with little rest and are deploying in the most dangerous areas, witnessing the horror of […]

Burkina Faso says 53 soldiers, volunteers killed in clashes with militants

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Reuters Seventeen soldiers and 36 volunteer fighters have been killed in heavy clashes with militants in northern Burkina Faso, the army said on Tuesday, the worst attack in months in the West African country that for years has been overrun by hardline militants.  Burkina Faso has been battling armed groups, some with […]

Fear recedes for Ukraine’s volunteers, for whom war is “just a job”

A Ukrainian service member Oleksandr, 44, is seen in a trench at a frontline, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, on 28th April, 2023

On the frontline in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine Reuters After months of living in trenches and bunkers near Ukraine’s south-eastern frontlines, Artem and his fellow soldiers have lost the fear they once felt. The war ebbs and flows for the 30-year-old volunteer from a small town near Chernihiv, in the north of the country, that […]

Turkish restaurant owners scramble to feed earthquake survivors

Tents stand at an internal displacement camp at the Yeni Hatay Stadyumu in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Hatay, Turkey, February 10, 2023.

Hatay, Turkey Reuters Restaurant owners from across Turkey travelled to Hatay, one of the regions worst-hit by Monday’s devastating earthquake, to dish up kebabs, rice and other hot meals on Friday to disaster survivors. Tents stand at an internal displacement camp at the Yeni Hatay Stadyumu in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Hatay, […]