The people fleeing villages in South Sudan due to renewed conflict brought the possessions they could carry and the horror they endured. Thousands are believed to have been displaced from villages in Leer and Mayendit counties by troops who destroyed food stores and…

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

Protests erupting in Gaza as the US Embassy relocates to Jerusalem have left dozens dead, and highlight “an abysmal state of health care for Palestinian refugees in Israel,” writes Kenneth R. Rosen.

A midwife forced to deliver the babies of ISIS militants who captured Raqqa, Syria in 2014 recounted her nightmare. ISIS Husbands, Nasr said, barely trusted her; they wouldn’t let her give their laboring wives—including many Syrian teenagers as young as 13 years old—pain…

NGOs charged with delivering the vast majority of health care services in war-torn South Sudan are overwhelmed with demand for even basic services. Amid the conflict, the looming rainy season makes it even harder for services and patients to connect, writes Stefanie Glinski.

The mutual reinforcement of violent conflict and neglected diseases stands to undermine progress toward the goals laid out by the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs, found researchers who quantified these overlapping health determinants. 

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in May 2016 aimed at halting unlawful attacks on health care during armed conflict. Yet these violations of international humanitarian law continue, write a coalition of authors angling for more robust implementation of…

Saudi-led bombing in Yemen has seen thousands of casualties and left medical care in tatters, and more limbs and lives are being lost to now-widespread antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR has swelled average field hospital stays from 5 days to 19 days. One Médecins Sans…

As a 9-year-old, the future co-founder and CEO of Last Mile Health escaped the the civil war that erupted in Liberia—but it would not be the last he’d see of the country.

In late 2013, Médecins Sans Frontières successfully deployed a new WHO decision-making framework for assessing emergency humanitarian response. The framework—which prioritizes need in critical situations involving displaced persons—was implemented in South Sudan when…