Nearly 14% of the global population resides in a place other than where they were born, according to a new UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health.   But migration remains a highly politicized, deeply complex issue. Damaging myths that migrants spread disease or…

The election of Portugal’s António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino to lead the UN’s International Organization for Migration—following the unexpected defeat of American candidate Ken Isaacs—might signal waning US clout, writes Barbara Crossette.  

Pediatrician and activist Marsha Griffin describes herself as a “megaphone” for children and families who cross America’s southern border. She has doubled down since the election of Donald Trump.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein delivered a blistering assessment today of the state of human rights around the globe.

Looking into their crystal balls to find out what’s in store for 2018, public health experts found a mixed bag.

Food scarcity in drought-stricken Central America is at the root of mass migrations to the US, a report released by several global aid groups said this week.   About half of families surveyed in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala faced food insecurity—when supplies are…

GENEVA – More than 3,500 people from 194 member-states are attending this week’s World Health Assembly—the “biggest ever” according to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. The Assembly, which sets the policies for WHO, will take on 76 agenda items (with 1,…

Persecution has not prompted the exodus thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Burma’s Rakhine state, according to the state’s chief minister. Instead, the government blames human trafficking. Most of Burma's 1.1 million Rohingya are stateless and live in apartheid-like…

Drawing on epidemiology tools, mathematicians developed a theory to explain settlement of Pacific islands between 900 and 3,500 years ago. A focus of the study, published in American Antiquity, is the Lapita explorers of Southeast Asia, who became the first group to settle…

The migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean into Europe include more and more unaccompanied children, and arrivals from African countries endure harsher conditions.