The International Court of Justice today ordered Burma (Myanmar) to do everything in its power to protect Rohingya Muslims years after its army killed an estimated 10,000 people and drove 700,000 from their homes., NPR reports.   The emergency measures are a preliminary…

There were signs of hope for peace in Yemen in the new year.   But while bombs may have stopped, the country is still haunted by disease and displacement, writes Susan Schulman in a powerful account in the Telegraph of returnees amid one of the world’s worst humanitarian…

Conflict has overwhelmed Yemen’s public health and social welfare services—and its 4.5 million people with disabilities suffer disproportionately, Amnesty International concludes in a report marking today’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities.   Many with limited…

Crucial humanitarian aid could be cut off from hundreds of thousands of people in northern Syria after international aid workers fled the country amid Turkey’s military offensive against Kurdish forces, The Independent reports.

The WHO expressed grave concern over the humanitarian health catastrophe unfolding as the Turkish military pushes into Kurdish-controlled areas in northeast Syria.  The Numbers:

A Ugandan bill known as “Kill the Gays” that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality is expected to pass in parliament, according to a government minister. The proposed legislation also criminalizes those involved in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights under “promotion and…

Medical evidence corroborates the accounts of US asylum seekers stranded in Tijuana, Physicians for Human Rights doctors say in a new report. They interviewed 18 people from Mexico and Central America—a “medical snapshot”—and documented physical and psychological evidence…

2 new Ebola drugs boast a 90% survival rate when administered shortly after infection, according to an unprecedented clinical trial in the DRC, reports Amy Maxmen in Nature.   Tested in Ebola hotspots, the drugs REGN-EB3 and mAB114 outperformed ZMapp—which had shown promise…

Political violence following the collapse of Omar al-Bashir's regime in April 2019 is straining Sudan’s fragile health and emergency services. But Sudan has the resources and leaders, including experienced medical professionals needed to strengthen the system, says a group…

There are only 3 psychiatrists and 5 WHO-recognized mental health centers in Somalia where 1 in 3 people has some form of mental illness.    Decades of war and a staggering 80% unemployment rate exacerbate the crisis. Men are particularly vulnerable and often denied…