According to a recent report from Human Rights Watch, the risks of hunger and atrocities are rising for displaced elderly and disabled populations in South Sudan, despite humanitarian agencies’ declared commitment to provide better access to aid.

Conflict and persecution displaced 60 million people—half of whom are children—last year, according to a report released today by the UN refugee agency. Every day in 2014, about 42,500 people became refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced people. That is 4X the…

Come monsoon season, survivors of Nepal’s earthquake—especially pregnant women—face a "very high" risk of a hepatitis E outbreak, infectious disease experts warn in a new Lancet article.

Humanitarian health workers fear that polio, or other infectious diseases like measles, diphtheria and rubella, could flare up in war-torn Ukraine. Millions of children are at risk, they say, in a country that has seen flagging vaccination rates since 2008—when a 16-year-…

War in Yemen is driving the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state toward humanitarian disaster, according to UNICEF. Tens of thousands of families have been displaced, exposing many more to the threat of disease and malnutrition, United Nations children's agency reports.

Some 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Pakistan have put tremendous strain on the government to provide food and medicine. Nearly every week, IDPs protest in Peshawar, condemning the lack of resources allocated to their basic survival. A health…