M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who defected from the Congolese army in April, have entered the city of Goma in North Kivu province. Kinshasa accuses Rwanda of using the M23 army as a proxy force to destabilise the region and gain control of its mineral resources. Tensions are mounting between the two countries, threatening to worsen the humanitarian situation in eastern Congo.
Christophe Robeet meets his guests in Brussels during "European Development Days". Half of the money spent on helping developing countries comes from the European Union. This aid is sometimes criticised, and some are even asking for an overhaul of Europe’s policy on international aid. What can be changed? What can be kept?
Nathalie Gillet speaks to the UN's humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, who visited Syria a month ago. They discuss the Syrian conflict and the worsening of the humanitarian situation there. They also discuss the emergency of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Annette Young sits down with Danish surgeon Kathrine Holte, who spent the last four weeks operating in a secret field hospital in northern Syria set up by Doctors Without Borders. Holte talks about the difficulties of converting a suburban villa into a hospital, and having to wear miners’ lamps while dealing with a constant stream of patients.
A French cargo plane bearing 80 tonnes of medical supplies and equipment touched down in Jordan on Saturday, where tens of thousands of refugees have fled across the border since the outbreak of the Syrian war.
Authorities in the Philippines called for increased humanitarian action on Thursday to help nearly two million people affected by deadly floods in and around Manila, as emergency crews struggled to keep up with the scale of the disaster.
Armen Georgian meets Michel-Olivier Lacharité, head of programmes for Doctors Without Borders in Mali, Niger, Chad and Somalia. They discuss donor fatigue and its likely impact on efforts to deal with the humanitarian situation in Mali.
A well-known Syrian television presenter has revealed to The Guardian that he is a spy. Ghatan Sleiba, 33, from the pro-Assad al-Dunya channel, says he has been providing intelligence to the rebels for months. Syria is the focus of this edition of Media Watch, on Monday 2nd July 2012.
The Red Cross will attempt to evacuate trapped civilians in the embattled Syrian city of Homs, it said Wednesday, as UN observers admitted deadlock in their bid to maintain a fragile ceasefire and diplomatic attempts to resolve the crisis stagnated.
In the course of an eventful life, Iyad Ag Ghali, head of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine, has been a rebel, diplomat, negotiator and Islamist militant. In his latest avatar, he could also now determine the future of northern Mali.