A young woman stumbles as she tries to carry a large basket of coal as they illegally scavenge at an open-cast mine in the village of Bokapahari, India, where a community of coal scavengers live and work.
A monthly record of migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea in October, the UN says, almost as many as the total number of arrivals in We take a look at the shocking statistics facing the humanitarian crisis.
Shocking photos show children working at rubbish site in Cambodia
One billion people worldwide live in slums, a number that will likely double by The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions, but they are generally inhabited by the very poor or socially disadvantaged.
When disaster strikes aid agencies are increasingly focusing on mental health as well as food and shelter. But without cultural understanding, pushing western treatment can do damage. Cue the rise of the humanitarian anthropologist .
50 Influential Photographs That Changed Our World: Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania