Occupying schools, gunmen deny education to thousands of children in Central African Republic - U.N.
One in five primary schools, around 400, are closed and a third of children are not in class, according to UNICEF
Don't blame cocaine for South American forest loss, study says
Farmers pushing into new areas of the Amazon where legal systems and environmental monitoring are often weak have been a primary driver of deforestation
Women's voices heard clear and loud in Colombia peace deal
"The peace deal makes it clear that sexual violence is not up for amnesty"
Hunger 'deadlier than violence' in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria
"Civilians are not receiving aid, and find themselves trapped between Boko Haram and the military's operations"
Food aid reaches besieged Iraqi town for first time in two years - U.N. agency
The recapture of Shirqat is a stepping stone in the Iraqi military's move on Islamic State's stronghold of Mosul city
FACTBOX-The numbers behind Brazil's fight on Amazon deforestation
About 90 percent of deforestation is caused by illegal logging, according to Brazil's environment enforcement agency
INSIGHT-Inside Brazil's battle to save the Amazon with satellites and strike forces
Brazil is losing the equivalent of two football fields of rainforest every minute as illegal loggers and ranchers exploit the Amazon's unspoiled reaches
Volkswagen suspends ties with some Indian suppliers after expose of child deaths in mica mines
Action follows a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation that found child workers were dying in illegal, unregulated mines
One million poor women in Britain have suffered violence and abuse
Women in poverty are much more likely to face almost every kind of abuse and violence compared to other women, say experts
Brexit could put lives of vulnerable at risk due to less charity funding - report
When Britain leaves the bloc, overseas aid that had been funded by the EU is unlikely to be subsidised by the British government