The next generation of humanitarian aid workers faces a far more challenging world. The old days of waltzing into a disaster or health emergency high on idealism and light on skills and landing a job are over. And threats of protracted conflicts, climate change, and rampant…

As the world and humanitarian crises become more complex, what does it take to be a future humanitarian leader? Join the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health at the Bloomberg School tomorrow for a discussion on humanitarian leadership, featuring the US Assistant…

The UN announced a polio vaccination drive in West Africa's Lake Chad basin to vaccinate more than 41 million children after 3 cases popped up in Nigeria in August, threatening global eradication efforts.   Nearly 40,000 health workers have fanned out across Nigeria, Chad,…

With mortality rates estimated at 4 times higher than emergency thresholds in some of the 15 local government areas formerly held by Boko Haram insurgents, and the rate of severe acute malnutrition hovering at 14%, the WHO is ramping up response in northeastern Nigeria.…

Following a terrorist attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003, the UN General Assembly named August 19 World Humanitarian Day to honor fallen aid workers and humanitarians. Yet absent political leadership to secure access in conflict zones, it’s become a “mockery…

Fact 1: 415 million people worldwide currently have diabetes—3/4 live in low- and middle-income countries. Fact 2: 65.3 million people were refugees or internally displaced persons last year. Fact 3: People with…

Fact 1: 415 million people worldwide currently have diabetes—3/4 live in low- and middle-income countries. Fact 2: 65.3 million people were refugees or internally displaced persons last year. Fact 3: People with…

In the besieged town of Darayya, food is scarce, but a secret library, deep underground, feeds the souls of the residents. Hospital volunteers and dentists look to the library for technical support on treating patients; untrained teachers depend on the library to keep…

The conflict that erupted last week in South Sudan drove 30,000 more people from their homes, and left aid groups straining to provide care. NPR’s Goats and Soda spoke to humanitarian aid workers about needs on the ground, as they treat people suffering from severe trauma,…

While relentless conflicts and humanitarian crises continue to pile up around the world, it’s clear the humanitarian response is broken. But MSF is convinced that the World Humanitarian Summit is not the path to fixes, noting, “Development and state-building are vital tasks…