Daniella Cheslow is a reporter at AFP’s Jerusalem Bureau. Previously, she reported out of Washington, DC, for WAMU and worked as an editor at NPR’s Morning Edition.
“The abolition [of UNRWA] means erasing the existence of the refugee issue. We say to them that we insist on the existence of the agency as long as the issue of refugees is not resolved," says Taha al-Biss, leader of the al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank.
A natural spring in the shadow of Cape Town's Table Mountain provides a measure of relief — and a new pop-up community — for drought-strapped residents.
When Cape Town's growing water crisis started bubbling up last year, a local radio station in the South African city jumped on the beat with wall-to-wall coverage and water-saving tips for listeners.
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought a catastrophic power outage to Puerto Rico. But they also created an unprecedented opportunity for solar power and battery storage on the island.
Venezuela used to have a thriving Jewish population. But many of them fled violence and economic collapse. One couple was settling into their new life in San Juan when Hurricane Maria hit.
More than 450 power line workers from the New York area are on the ground in Puerto Rico trying to impose some order on the island's battered electric grid.
The government-sponsored US delegation to climate talks in Bonn, Germany, aren't the only ones from the US there.
First came Greece's economic crisis, then the refugee crisis on Lesbos. Myrta Kalampoka almost had sell her family's olive trees. Then she had an idea.
Israel has a policy of offering incentives to African migrants to leave the country. But when they go, they often leave their families behind.
Israel has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world. But advocates hope that religious and political leaders like the late Shimon Peres can help persuade Israeli Jews to sign up.