Margaret Evans

Europe correspondent

Margaret Evans is a correspondent based in the CBC News London bureau. A veteran conflict reporter, Evans has covered civil wars and strife in Angola, Chad and Sudan, as well as the myriad battlefields of the Middle East.

Latest from Margaret Evans

Confidence in London police crumbles as Met officer who admitted to serial rapes awaits sentencing

The battered reputation of London’s Metropolitan police — the United Kingdom’s largest and best known force — will be hard to ignore this week as one of its own is set to be sentenced for the rape and sexual abuse of 12 women over nearly two decades.  

At least 2 Canadian women and their children returning from ISIS detention camp

At least two Canadian women have left a detention camp in Syria and will be arriving in Canada Wednesday morning, CBC News has learned.

After the flooding, Pakistan faces new waves of disaster

After weeks of climate-charged monsoon rains, wide swaths of Pakistan's infrastructure have been washed away, thousands of schools and medical facilities are damaged, and nearly eight million people are displaced.

'Everything was burned': Kharkiv residents emerge from life underground to find a city in ruins

Eight-year-old Danil Baranovsky spent months living underground in a Kharkiv subway station with his family as they tried to avoid Russian rockets. The city’s mayor, Ihor Terkhov, has said Russia’s bombardment of Kharkiv has left about 150,000 people homeless.

Vulnerable Ukrainians rely on ragtag network of helpers to escape danger in Donbas

As Russia makes its steady advance in eastern Ukraine, countless elderly Ukrainians are forced to rely on an ad hoc network of drivers and aid groups to get them out of the danger zone.

Amid Russian naval blockades, Ukrainian farmers fear their grain has nowhere to go

With Ukraine's major ports either under Russia's control or hemmed in by its naval blockade, the coming grain harvest is being greeted with trepidation. About 20 million tonnes of wheat is already stuck in Ukraine, leading to dire warnings from the United Nations about the potential impact on global hunger.

Strategic 'hero city' in Ukraine keeping Russian troops at bay is shell of former self

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Mykolaiv the honorary title of "hero city" on March 25 in recognition of its role in holding back Russian troops. The residents of the city, which stands between those troops and the port city of Odesa in the west, endure regular shelling, lack of drinking water and air-raid sirens.

Sleepy Ukrainian town finds itself on front line and under fire as Russian troops push advance in southeast

Aside from Ukrainian soldiers, few young people remain in Orikhiv, just five kilometres from Russian troops pushing their advance in Eastern Ukraine. We visited the town near the front lines as well as Zaporizhzhia, an hour's drive away, where many of the town's residents have fled.

A Mykolaiv defence commander says Ukraine will win. But not without help — and great civilian loss

As the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv recovers from an airstrike that killed 20 people at a regional administration building Tuesday, residents and local defence units are refusing to cede a city the Kremlin expected to capture within days of its Feb. 24 invasion.

In the strategic Black Sea port city of Odesa, residents prepare to fend off Russian attack

Predictions that Odesa's strategic value, as Ukraine's largest Black Sea port and home to its small navy, would make it an early target for the Russians have not come to pass. But the city's residents are preparing anyway.