Citing “precious access,” Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is taking advantage of face time with Nigerian refugees to distribute food alongside medical care. 2.6 million Nigerians have been displaced across the nation and to neighboring countries since 2009 because of the…

Officials are trying to contain an outbreak of 45 cholera cases at the Pagirinya center for South Sudanese refugees. A Ugandan Red Cross worker said the outbreak did not come as a surprise in the crowded camp, and most of the sick have been quarantined and treated, and the…

Officials are trying to contain an outbreak of 45 cholera cases at the Pagirinya center for South Sudanese refugees. A Ugandan Red Cross worker said the outbreak did not come as a surprise in the crowded camp, and most of the sick have been quarantined and treated, and the…

Approximately 3 million surgical procedures are needed annually to meet the health care needs of the world’s refugees, who often flee to countries where surgical care is inadequate.

As Europe searches for solutions to its refugee crisis, it is looking to history—specifically the Indochinese refugee crisis of the 1970s—for possible solutions. There are successful models of comprehensive, large-scale solutions, but they cannot be piecemeal and ad hoc,…

Thousands of Cambodian refugees fleeing the Khmer Rouge genocide ended up in Lowell, Massachusetts needing care for a range of issues—but found western health care intimidating. Instead of expecting traumatized patients to adapt to the sterile exam rooms that reminded them…

The 300,000 Somali refugees living in Dadaab, Kenya, have escaped violence and death—only to live in constant stress and instability. No wonder refugees are particularly vulnerable to mental disorders. 1 in 3 has PTSD or depression, and refugees resettled in Western…

Syrian children risk becoming a “lost generation” if they don’t receive medical care, psychological support, and education, according to representatives of groups grappling with how to protect children displaced by the Syrian civil war. At least 4 million Syrians have fled…