Conflict


Families arrive in South Sudan carrying everything they can. The surge of arrivals is putting further strain on an already overburdened health system. There’s an estimated ratio of one physician for every 65,574 people in the country and 9.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Refugees from Sudan’s bitter civil war are stretching the aid agencies to breaking point

ByGeographical StaffApr 17, 2024

Families arrive in South Sudan Photographer Peter Caton has been in the region in recent months, documenting conditions and the…

Five global issues shaping 2024 and how to tackle them

Five global issues shaping 2024 and how to tackle them

ByBryony CottamFeb 24, 2024
The Geographical Better World Video Awards highlights the stories of the people working to tackle some of the biggest global issues today
Drought, conflict and politics leads to fear of famine in Ethiopia

Drought, conflict and politics leads to fear of famine in Ethiopia

ByStuart ButlerJan 26, 2024
Drought, conflict and government in-action setting in place the foundations of a serious famine in parts of Ethiopia
At a protest in London on 19 October 2021 people hold signs and wave the Tigrayan flag outside 10 Downing Street

Tigray: the war the world forgot

ByKatie BurtonJan 11, 2024

At a protest in London on 19 October 2021 people hold signs and wave the Tigrayan flag outside 10 Downing…

Opium poppies just after harvesting - Shan State, Mynmar

Myanmar becomes the world’s biggest producer of opium

ByStuart ButlerDec 13, 2023
Conflict and a lack of economic opportunities leads to Myanmar becoming the worlds largest producer of opium.
A nurse’s aide checks Arop Alore in the MSF-run hospital in Abyei

Abyei: A land stuck in the middle

ByKatie BurtonDec 7, 2023
In Abyei, a land sandwiched between Sudan and South Sudan, Médecins Sans Frontières are working hard to bring life-saving treatment to desperate communities 
A view of Gaza Strip in Palestine

Geo Explainer: The Gaza Strip

ByGeographical StaffOct 13, 2023
A detailed map of the most densely inhabited and controversial strip of land in the world
A close up of a boy bringing food to his mouth

Burkina Faso’s stolen children

Young boys dragged into a violent conflict by armed groups in Burkina Faso are regaining their childhoods at a secret care centre
The Geographical Podcast: Life in Syria

The Geographical Podcast: Life in Syria

ByGeographical StaffAug 30, 2022
Syria's 11-year civil war has left the country devastated, but life goes on despite the decade-long conflict