Millions have fled Russia’s invasion, but where housing is expensive and scarce, countries like Estonia are paying shipping firms to offer refugees safe but tight quarters.
The president’s announcement is the broadest government directive issued thus far in the war, coming after months of relentless Russian bombardment.
For 80 days, at a sprawling steelworks, a relentless Russian assault met unyielding Ukrainian resistance. This is how it was for those who fought, and for those trapped beneath the battlefield.
Two wildfires have ravaged nearly 80 square miles of forests, forcing 37,000 people to evacuate. The flames were fanned by a heat wave also feeding blazes in Greece, Portugal and Spain.
More than 2,000 firefighters are trying to contain raging wildfires that have burned nearly 80 square miles of vegetation and forced thousands to evacuate.
Vast stretches of eastern Ukraine are now largely devoid of people and industry. If Ukraine is ever to have a vibrant postwar future, it is unlikely to sprout from these ruins.
Bob Glynn Dean Jr. faces Medicaid fraud and other criminal charges after sending more than 800 residents to a squalid warehouse in August 2021, when Hurricane Ida pummeled the state, the authorities said.
Heavy volleys between Russian forces taking control of Sievierodonetsk and Ukrainian forces in a neighboring city are leaving wreckage and growing desperation for the residents stuck there.
Visitors were evacuated after record rainfall washed away roads at the national park, the authorities said. It was unclear when the park would reopen.
Crowds of people had surged onto the runway at the airport in Kabul during the final days of the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan.
Volunteers are bringing food into the city and encouraging residents to leave, as Russian forces have captured most of the neighboring city of Sievierodonetsk.
As Russian forces bear down on eastern Ukraine, a small army of volunteers is racing to bring to safety those unable to care for themselves.
Amid the roar of artillery and bone-rattling explosions, New York Times photographers have borne graphic witness to the fight to survive. These are their stories and images.
Turkey has had a ship waiting for weeks in Istanbul to evacuate those remaining in the Azovstal steel plant, but Ukraine and Russia have not agreed to a plan, a Turkish official said.
One of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s history is raging through a region where the culture stretches back longer than the United States has existed.
Nearly 130 people reached relative safety after sheltering for weeks in dark bunkers under the Azovstal plant, under constant bombardment, with dwindling food.
A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.
After a harrowing, all-night drive through Russian-controlled territory, evacuees said most of the city was pulverized by weeks of Russian shelling.
An uncontained springtime blaze north of Flagstaff, along with smaller fires in New Mexico and Colorado, has been a harsh reminder that fire season might now be year-round.
The victims, an older couple who had tried to evacuate, were found Wednesday inside a burned home in the village of Ruidoso, N.M., the authorities said.
After the deadly strike on the train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, those who stayed behind are grim about the future: “We think we will be swept off the face of the earth.”
A family shares its story of surviving the Russian attack on a theater that officials in the besieged southern Ukrainian city believe killed about 300 people.
Russia’s offer, if honored, comes too late for the thousands who have already fled Chernihiv.
The blaze, known as the NCAR fire, at its peak led to the evacuation of 19,000 people near Boulder. Officials said there were no injuries or structures damaged.
Some 12,000 Afghans who fled to Britain have been living in hotels for months awaiting permanent housing. This has raised questions about the country’s ability to take in many more escaping Ukraine.
In war, things can change quickly. A New York Times reporter wanted to capture — in whatever blurry way one can in a war — this moment in this war, three weeks in.
The Eastland Complex fire has killed one person and burned more than 45,000 acres in the central part of the state, authorities say.
With savage artillery exchanges, the areas on the outskirts of the capital are the scenes of seesaw battles that have stalled the Russian advance for now.
The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.
Tetiana Perebyinis and her two children made a run for safety under heavy shelling from Russian artillery. Her husband describes their lives together, and their final hours.
The Chipola Complex, which encompasses three fires, has burned more than 29,000 acres so far. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced over $6 million in relief funds for families affected by the fires.
At least 20 people have died and tens of thousands have been ordered to evacuate as record rainfall continues to inundate the country’s eastern coast.
Russian forces hit a bridge being used by civilians evacuating the fighting in Ukraine. Four people were killed.
Concerns about the line of succession were prompted in part because President Volodymyr Zelensky insists he will not be evacuated.
Spared direct attacks so far, the city has become a transit point for thousands of fleeing refugees and for men and supplies headed to the front lines.
Tens of thousands of people, including Americans, could flee across the border if Russia launches a full invasion of Ukraine.
Refugees crossed into Russia after a warning from Kremlin-backed rebel leaders that Ukraine was about to launch an attack on the separatist areas.
Western leaders repeat calls for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis. Russia fires missiles in a blunt warning of where the conflict could lead.
As shelling intensified in eastern Ukraine, a seemingly routine press tour turned into a frantic rush to safety.
Nearly 5,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division are now in Poland in response to the Russian deployments on Ukraine’s borders.
Only a handful of applications for entry on urgent humanitarian grounds have been processed, and most have been denied.
After the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Afghans have been trying to escape. But how do we decide who deserves refuge?
Doug Emhoff, the second gentleman, was evacuated while visiting a high school in Washington for an event to honor Black History Month.
A major quake in the Pacific Northwest, expected sooner or later, will most likely create waves big enough to wipe out entire towns. Evacuation towers may be the only hope, if they ever get built.
Educated elites evacuated to Europe after the Taliban’s return are welcomed, but they struggle with their lives in exile, even as their poorer compatriots are shunned.
The State Department warned that the United States would “not be in a position” to evacuate U.S. citizens should Russia invade.
A late-season blaze that started on Friday grew to 1,500 acres in the scenic region of California.
The slow evacuation may be part propaganda, part preparation for a conflict or part feint, Ukrainian and U.S. officials say. It could be all three.
Families whose homes were left in ashes when the Marshall fire swept through Boulder, Colo., now face starting over again in a housing market that was competitive before 991 homes were destroyed.
The suicide bomber who killed nearly 200 people, including 13 U.S. troops, had been freed from prison by the Taliban days before the attack.