Hannah Bloch appears in the following:
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Some 33 million people are affected by this summer's floods — the result of what U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calls a "monsoon on steroids." He calls the flooding a "climate catastrophe."
Friday, April 15, 2022
She was the widow of Abdul Sattar Edhi, founder of Pakistan's best-known social services network. A nurse, she worked alongside her husband and focused especially on the welfare of children and women.
Saturday, February 05, 2022
Around the world, trucks are essential everyday vehicles. In Pakistan, trucks are also canvases for dazzling works of art. Truck art has served a social good too, and helped recover missing children.
Sunday, January 23, 2022
We take a look at the colorful Pakistani practice of turning big transport trucks into wildly bright works of art.
Thursday, January 06, 2022
"It shouldn't be a lottery of life about who gets to eat, who doesn't get to eat. Do I keep my child warm or do I give my child food?" a World Food Programme Afghanistan spokesperson tells NPR.
Monday, January 03, 2022
Millions of people in Afghanistan are facing hunger and starvation amid a prolonged drought and economic crash. A World Food Program spokesperson says a new urban class of hungry people has emerged.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Students and faculty with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music flew last week from Doha to Lisbon, where they will start their new lives and reconstitute their celebrated academy in exile.
Monday, December 20, 2021
The emergency gathering of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation was the largest international meeting on Afghanistan since the country fell to the Taliban in August.
Friday, December 17, 2021
This week, members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music flew from Doha to Portugal, where they'll rebuild their school — and lives. They describe their escape from Kabul and future hopes.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
"We want to prove to everyone forever that we respect humanity," Taliban spokesman Muhammad Naeem Wardak told NPR in Doha, Qatar. He also said women "must have the right to education and to work."
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Risking beatings by the Taliban, Afghan women have taken to the streets to protest against the hard-line regime, its new curbs on their rights — and Pakistan's influence in their country.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Afghans have lived through Soviet and U.S. invasions, civil war, insurgency and a previous period of heavy-handed Taliban rule. Here are some key events and dates from the past four decades.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
In a year overshadowed by COVID-19, the world saw plenty of other significant developments. Here are some glimpses of the protests, conflicts — and efforts at peace — that helped define 2020.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
A turbulent decade began with the Arab Spring and ended with a swell of anti-government demonstrations from Latin America to India, Sudan and Hong Kong. Here's a glimpse of protests outside the U.S.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Some of the most-read stories by NPR's international reporters looked at endangered rhinos, livid Canadians, Mexico's response to migrants and a show-stealing eye roll at a Chinese political event.
Monday, June 25, 2018
With the ban lifted on female drivers, Saudi women can sit legally in the driver's seat for the first time. But global concern is high over detention of activists who fought for the right to drive.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tuesday's meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un marks the start of a long negotiation process over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Here are highlights in photos from a momentous day.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
After five years and nearly 3,500 stories — from Pakistan to Papua New Guinea and Paris — the Parallels blog is closing. You'll now find all of NPR's coverage from around the globe at npr.org/world.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The day was marked by violence and bloodshed, as tens of thousands of Palestinians protested the embassy opening and Israeli army forces killed dozens of protesters.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Shah Marai with Agence France-Presse was among those killed in twin suicide blasts in Kabul. "Life seems to be even more difficult than under the Taliban because of the insecurity," he wrote in 2016.