In a rare move, a UN commission singled out Russia for its involvement in the mass killing of Syrians.   The UN doesn’t usually attribute such attacks—it relies on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to distribute humanitarian relief.   But this latest report …

During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Liberian volunteers helped limit the scope of the devastating epidemic with a simple strategy: Get the word out.   That approach could offer a template for other countries where government mistrust stymies outbreak response efforts.  

There are few jobs more dangerous than working inside Pakistan’s Balochistan coal mines. Each day thousands of workers—men and children—face explosions, collapsing mine walls, and suffocation.     All for just dollars a day.    “We work with no facilities, no training and…

Over 15+ years, Kenya received $72.5 million from the US government to build up its blood safety and transfusion program “nearly from scratch.”   But that funding has tapered off and dried up—and the Kenyan government hasn’t budgeted to fill the gap this year, leaving…

People in North Korea face “appalling” levels of hunger and have been driven to bribery to access health care, food, housing and jobs. Meanwhile, huge sums are devoted to the country’s military capabilities, including an army of some 1 million men and women, according to a…