With U.S. help, Egypt is erecting a massive iron wall to prevent smugglers from entering Gaza. The tunnel network is used to import civilian goods and military weaponry. The decision to step up anti-smuggling efforts came after Operation Cast Lead. For more on recent events in the Palestinian territories, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ghassan Shabaneh.
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After a series of deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, the vast majority of which were carried out by groups with roots in South Waziristan, the army commenced an offensive in the restive tribal region. Imran Khan of Al Jazeera English reports on the humanitarian consequences of the Pakistani military's newest campaign.
Thousands of displaced people continue to stream across the Somali border into a large refugee camp in northern Kenya. Spencer Platt of Getty Images recently returned from the Dadaab refugee complex and shares his impressions.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost discuss the week's top stories: Afghanistan, the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Sri Lanka and the pope's visit to the Holy Land.
Sudan has agreed to allow aid agencies to return to the violence-ridden Darfur region. However, the 13 aid agencies that were expelled in March will not be allowed back. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the predicament of aid groups and criticizes the arrangement.
As Sri Lanka's government continues its battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers and civilians are caught in the crossfire, a Worldfocus contributing blogger explores how the conflict originated and what the future holds for the government and the Tamils.
The Sri Lankan government's offensive against the Tamil Tigers may be close to an end, as the primary rebel base has been captured -- but both the rebels and the government face questions about the humanitarian consequences of their fighting.
Ann Veneman, the executive director of UNICEF, recently returned from Zimbabwe and discusses efforts to combat cholera and the relationship between Zimbabwe's political impasse and its deteriorating health sector.