In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

Attacks on health care killed nearly 400 patients and health workers in 2017 across 23 countries—and that’s likely a vast underestimate, found the latest report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

A midwife forced to deliver the babies of ISIS militants who captured Raqqa, Syria in 2014 recounted her nightmare. ISIS Husbands, Nasr said, barely trusted her; they wouldn’t let her give their laboring wives—including many Syrian teenagers as young as 13 years old—pain…

In the midst of the raging Syrian war, researchers set out to systematically document debilitating attacks on healthcare that highlight “the failure of condemnation by the international community,” the authors wrote. Using a mobile field reporting system led by the Syrian…

Saturday’s horrific chemical attack in Douma, East Ghouta came amid “continuous bombardment” that left dozens dead, hundreds injured and health resources in tatters, reports the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Hundreds arrived at medical centers showing signs of…

Aid reaching eastern Ghouta in Syria is “an embarrassment to the world”—enough for just 6% of the city’s population, said Save the Children’s Abdelkarim Ibrahim. The aid worker calls on other nations to take a stand. “Their success would save hundreds of thousands of people…

UNICEF’s “statement” on mass casualties of children in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta consisted of 10 empty lines, with quotation marks to represent missing text, CNN reports.An editorial note explaining the blank statement reads:

“Catastrophic” doesn’t begin to describe the horrific siege on 13 medical facilities in Syria’s East Ghouta.In recent days, aerial bombardments have killed at least 260 civilians and injured over 600, reports the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). So far this year,…