Claire Harbage

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Afghans are bracing for a winter many fear will be even worse than the last

Friday, November 25, 2022

At World Food Programme distribution sites, "Everybody tells us, 'Last winter was difficult, but we have no idea how we will get through the coming winter,'" says a WFP spokesperson in Kabul.


How Russia is weaponizing the Ukrainian winter

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Ukraine says Russia is using the cold as a weapon against Ukrainians, by targeting the country's ability to heat and power homes. Repair crews are struggling to restore power to damaged areas.


With winter approaching, Ukraine prepares to fight on frozen ground

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The coming winter may provide Ukraine with more opportunities to retake land from Russia, Western military analysts say. It will also bring a change in battlefield tactics.


Millions of Ukrainians have escaped the war. Many still can't find enough work

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Sixty percent of Ukrainians who fled their homes for other parts of the country have lost their jobs, as Russia's invasion has upended industries and destroyed businesses.


Russia begins annexation vote, illegal under international law, in occupied Ukraine

Friday, September 23, 2022

Ukrainians are fleeing from Russian-held areas to avoid the sham referendums, which could pave the way for annexation. "It was all staged," said one Ukrainian. "How can you vote when they have guns?"


Outside a liberated Ukrainian town, inspectors search for evidence of war crimes

Saturday, September 17, 2022

On the outskirts of the recently liberated town of Izium, investigators have found what Ukrainian officials are calling a mass grave. It is now being inspected for possible evidence of war crimes.


For older Ukrainians in front-line cities, visits from social workers bring comfort

Friday, September 16, 2022

In Sloviansk, many of those who remain are over 60. Social workers help with food, medicine and cleaning. An 86-year-old calls her social worker "Firefly," saying, "She brings light in a dark time."


Traumatized and displaced but determined, kids in Ukraine head back to school

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Before the war, the first day of school in Ukraine was a joyous celebration. As nearly 4 million students return to school this month, children and educators are desperate for a sense of normalcy.


Along the front lines in Ukraine, cut off from resources, a resilient city holds on

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

As a stalemate sets in on Ukraine's eastern front line, a city lives in limbo with constant shelling, limited fuel and spotty utilities. The government ordered evacuations but some residents remain.


6 key numbers that reveal the staggering impact of Russia's war in Ukraine

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago. In that time, thousands of people have been killed, cities destroyed, millions of people displaced and the Ukrainian economy has been battered.


These photos show who is (and isn't) included in the Taliban's Afghanistan

Sunday, August 14, 2022

One year ago, the Taliban raised their white flag over Afghanistan's capital for the second time. NPR toured the country and spoke to the Taliban and residents about what has happened since.


In eastern Ukraine's coal fields, Russia's invasion sparks hopes of a comeback

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Ukraine's coal industry was in decline. Now miners find themselves in the middle of a war with Russia — and global demand for coal is rising.


Shredded trees, dead dolphins and wildfires — how Russia's invasion is hurting nature

Friday, July 01, 2022

The environmental impacts from Russia's invasion of Ukraine could be felt far longer than the war itself.


A Russian body left for weeks outside Kyiv is 1 of many unclaimed in the Ukraine war

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A Russian soldier's forgotten body is discovered in a liberated village north of Kyiv, setting off emotions and an inquest — as Russia refuses to acknowledge many of its war dead.


Kyiv residents begin to find calm after Russian forces' retreat

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Ukrainians in Kyiv are starting to piece their lives back together as the Russian invasion enters its third month. Even in moments of calm, residents still live with the threat of airstrikes.


Meet the rescue team extracting people trapped in Kyiv suburbs under siege

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

U.S. combat veteran Bryan Stern runs a nonprofit called Project Dynamo that extracts people from hostile places. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the organization has rescued more than 400 people.


Russia's war in Ukraine reminds Georgians of what they survived in 2008

Thursday, March 31, 2022

In Georgia, people living on the frontlines of Russia's 2008 invasion say they worry about what Putin's war in Ukraine will mean for them.


Meet the Russians who are fleeing — not the war, but their own government

Friday, March 25, 2022

Thousands of Russians have left their country since their government began its invasion of Ukraine. Many have settled in Georgia, a country with a complicated history with its neighbor to the north.


Fighting to survive: Ukraine's cancer patients' struggle to find care while fleeing

Friday, March 18, 2022

Supplies are running low at Lviv's regional cancer hospital in Ukraine. The patient load has doubled and supplies in Kyiv are inaccessible. But hospital staff choose the duty of care over safety.


Ukraine scrambles to protect artifacts and monuments from Russian attack

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

On top of the humanitarian crisis, Ukrainians worry about Russian destruction of cultural heritage sites. In Lviv, they're wrapping statues in fireproof material to protect them from Russian bombs.