Hannah Bloch

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PHOTOS: A third of Pakistan is under water in catastrophic floods

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."


Pakistani humanitarian Bilquis Edhi has died

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.


These eye-popping, hand-painted trucks rule Pakistan's roads

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.


In Pakistan, big trucks are the perfect canvas for intricate murals

Sunday, January 23, 2022

We take a look at the colorful Pakistani practice of turning big transport trucks into wildly bright works of art.


For many Afghans, winter is forcing a cruel choice of whether to eat or stay warm

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.


As 2022 starts, most Afghans don't have enough food to eat

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.


Afghan music students escaped the Taliban and are beginning their new lives abroad

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.


Islamic countries are pledging to launch a humanitarian trust fund for Afghanistan

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.


After escaping the Taliban, Afghan music students and teachers begin their new lives

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.


What the Taliban really want from the world, in their own words

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."


Photos: Afghan Women Are Protesting For Their Rights

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.


A Look At Afghanistan's 40 Years Of Crisis — From The Soviet War To Taliban Recapture

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.


Photos: The Non-Pandemic Events That Helped Shape 2020 Around The World

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.


The 2010s: A Decade Of Protests Around The World

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.


10 Global Stories You Loved In 2018

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.


PHOTOS: Saudi Women Start Driving, But Activists Remain Jailed

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.


PHOTOS: Highlights Of The Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore

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.


Farewell To NPR's 'Parallels' Blog — And Hello, 'World'!

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.


PHOTOS: U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem As Tens Of Thousands Protest In Gaza

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.


'No More Hope': Slain Afghan Photographer Covered His Country's Turmoil For 2 Decades

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.