The defining images of the Katrina Hurricane came from New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward: submerged buildings and stranded residents perched on the roofs of their ruined homes. Five years on, the district is still feeling the pain.
Nearly 70 families are currently living in a gymnasium in a Paris suburb after their Roma camps were dismantled, the community are pushing for a long-term solution for the homeless families but for now they face an uncertain future.
While almost 14 million people in Pakistan have been made homeless by flooding that has stricken the country over the last two weeks, the head of NGO Action Against Hunger worries that aid donations will be totally inadequate.
An international treaty banning cluster munitions, which have killed nearly 500,000 people worldwide, comes into force on Sunday. Patrice Bouveret, director of a French disarmament NGO, tells France 24 what to expect.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is threatening to strip people who break the law of their nationality. French political analyst Jean-Philippe Roy tells France 24 why the idea blurs the political lines between Sarkozy's party and the far right.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy convenes his cabinet on Wednesday and is expected to announce a new plan to fight against “delinquency” among travelling people such as Roma. Human rights groups fear a crackdown.
In March, US President Barack Obama announced a new wave of offshore oil exploration. But in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, do the planners of America’s future energy security need to go back to the drawing board?