Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Documenting Colombia's child soldiers
By  • 3 December 2018
"Sometimes it's with gifts, they lure children with gifts." Photojournalist Juan Arredondo was on assignment with the Red Cross in Colombia in 2014 covering the government's long-running conflict with rebels from the FARC and the…
South Sudan's standoff
By  • 7 June 2018
When South Sudan became a country in 2011, there was a lot of optimism in a nation where people had endured decades of conflict to win independence from Sudan. But within three years, the country…
Yemen activist Thabet haunted by war's victims
By  • 29 September 2017
"I made a promise to a child that I would save him and I couldn't." The war in Yemen that Fadia Thabet left behind isn't getting better. Civilians, including children, are still routinely killed or…
Yemen crisis fueled by war, outsiders
By  • 21 September 2017
The Yemen crisis has garnered many superlatives since it began in force in March 2015. The civil war has generated the world's most dire humanitarian crisis, in addition to the largest cholera outbreak in a single year ever…
Documenting starvation in South Sudan
By  • 23 March 2017
"Something has to be done about this."  One day in May of last year, Spanish photographer Albert Gonzalez Farran was taking pictures of the humanitarian crisis in the South Sudanese town of Maiwut near the country's…
Yemen war fuels humanitarian crisis
By  • 11 November 2016
Civil war in Yemen has forced more than 3 million people from their homes and left millions more in need of food and other humanitarian aid. With the recent failure of UN-backed peace talks, the…
Four questions: War in Yemen
By  • 29 February 2016
A primer on Yemen's conflict Yemen's year-old civil war has left more than 6,000 dead, 30,000 injured and 2.5 million forced from their homes. Yet outside the region, there is little news coverage of Yemen's…
Yemen's hidden war
By  • 25 February 2016
The conflict in Syria gets the headlines, but 2,000 miles south in Yemen a separate civil war has brought an already impoverished country to its knees. More than 80 percent of the country's population is…
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