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# simon-cumbers - Sunday 26 July, 2020

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

# simon-cumbers - Monday 13 April, 2020

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# simon-cumbers - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# simon-cumbers - Monday 22 July, 2019

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly' FGM

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

# simon-cumbers - Monday 22 April, 2019

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

# simon-cumbers - Friday 19 April, 2019

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

In an exclusive interview with, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 23 April, 2017

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 19 December, 2015

How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives

Things can be difficult for people trying to earn a living in this part of Ethiopia, but these women are making it work.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems Column This post contains images

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 26 July, 2015

The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'

Many teenagers in Malawi are forced into non-formal marriages, despite new laws.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 19 July, 2015

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'

Memory didn’t want that happen to her.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'

Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers

The attack took place ten years ago in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth

As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.