It was January of 1925, and Nome’s children were dying. Diphtheria had struck the Alaskan town, but the curative serum the local doctor needed was in Nenana, nearly 700 miles away.

200,000 Rohingya gathered peacefully yesterday to mark “Genocide Day,” 2 years after a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar (Burma) drove 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, Al Jazeera reports.   So far, repatriation offers have received no takers. At the rally, Rohingya…

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are appealing for calm after the death of the first recorded Ebola patient in the key transit city of Goma, France24 reports.  

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

ORs are dominated by intricate social subcultures, such as embedded hierarchies and gender dynamics that both fuel and alleviate conflict.A study observing social exchanges in 200 surgeries found there was more cooperation in the OR when the attending surgeon worked…

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…