Deadly Heat Wave Strikes India

Deadly heat waves are a regular occurrence in India. But this is much worse than in years past. “At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temp...

Episode 66: Ambassador Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns is one of America's most decorated diplomats. He began his career in the foreign service as an intern in Mauritania in the early 1980s. By the time he retired in 2008, he had served as th...

Mass Graves of Rohingya Refugees Found

The exhumation of bodies has begun. “Malaysia's national police chief announced Monday that 139 grave sites and 28 camps of suspected human traffickers had been found in the northern part of the country...The g...

And Now, A Cholera Outbreak

This Tanzanian town had a population of 11,000 before the Burundi crisis. Now its population has swelled to over 90,000 and diseases are taking hold.  “A cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a Tanz...

The Rohingya Boat Refugee Crisis

A dangerous game of human pingpong is underway in the Adaman Sea between Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim minority primarily from Myanmar, are adrift at sea. Until yest...

With no peace process to speak of, the fighting in South Sudan has escalated in recent weeks. “Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. ...
Nepal Earthquakes

Nepal Earthquake Facts and Figures

Sometimes numbers can tell a deeper story. Here are some key facts and figures from the Nepal Earthquakes. All the data comes from the UN Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and are accurate as ...