[The Big Story - Humanitarianism under attack]
10 Who cares?
Hazel Healy investigates whether it’s getting harder to help people caught up in conflict.
14 Humanitarian action THE FACTS
16 How Turkey is winning hearts and minds
Jamal Osman reports on the rise of the new humanitarians in Somalia.
18 How can famines be ended?
To wipe out mass starvation we must engage with the
politics that drive it, argues Alex de Waal.
21 The rise of the cyber-humanitarians
Nick Dowson explores ethical questions raised by the use
of experimental tech in disasters.
22 ‘Them, the governments’
Should we give up on multilateralism altogether?
Ian Williams gives an honest appraisal of the UN.
24 Rest for Rashida
Parsa Sanjana Sajid speaks to Rohingya refugees trapped
on the Bangladeshi border.
27 A new universalism
Tom Whyman looks for new philosophical foundations for
a shared sense of common humanity.
Stories making the news this month
6 Ireland’s abortion referendum
6 Media shutdown in Kenya
7 Victory for anti-airport movement
7 Mercury rising in Brazil
7 Introducing… Emmerson Mnangagwa
8 CND turns 60
8 Indigenous lives matter in Canada
9 India’s menstrual hygiene hero
9 Iranian women protest the veil
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone and
Reasons to be Cheerful
30 When the drugs don’t work
Lea Surugue reports on the dramatic rise of heart disease in
Africa and the corresponding crisis of fake cardiac drugs.
36 Mark Engler Against shithole nationalism.
37 Omar Hamdi The other side of the Bitcoin.
PLUS: Polyp’s Big Bad World.
32 Film reviews
Even When I Fall, co-directed by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal;
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), directed and co-written by Robin Campillo.
33 Music reviews
Mambo Cosmico by Sonido Gallo Negro; Forest Bathing
by A Hawk and a Hacksaw.
34 Book reviews – Middle East Special
No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid; Beside the Syrian
Sea by James Wol ; Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed
Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright; Sara by Sakine
Cansiz, translated by Janet Biehl.
PLUS: Also out there…
PLUS: Open Window, with guest cartoonist
Miguel Morales Madrigal from Cuba.
5 Letter from Maraba;
Dan Baron Cohen’s debut column from
the Brazilian Afro-indigenous community
28 Country Profile: Libya
38 And Finally
From gender-based violence to the
challenges of being an outspoken
woman, Indian writer and activist
Meena Kandasmy talks with
39 Puzzle page
PLUS: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet cartoon