After working feverishly for months repairing 80 water sources to provide the people of Aleppo with safe drinking water, the International Committee of the Red Cross and its local partners have hit an unanticipated problem: They don’t have a foolproof way to inform people…

A rare cyclone made landfall on Yemen’s Arabian Sea coast today. The hurricane-force winds flooded Mukalla, the country’s 5th-largest city, and sent thousands fleeing their homes. While there have been no reports of injuries or deaths so far, the storm response is sure to…

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…

After a US-led airstrike hit a Kunduz hospital and killed 22 people, Médecins Sans Frontières has announced it is pulling out of the city, closing the only hospital in northern Afghanistan offering free trauma care.

Can the sobering images of a little boy who drowned off the coast of Turkey shake the world to its senses, activists asked yesterday? The boy’s family, refugees fleeing the war in Syria, belonged to a group of 12 trying to make it to Greece. Activists shared the images on…

A decade of armed conflicts and an Israeli-imposed blockade may have contributed to the first infant mortality increase in the Gaza Strip in more than 50 years, according to a UN study.

Amid internal fighting and a blockade on imports, hunger in Yemen has reached a crisis point, with 1 in 2 of the country’s people struggling to find enough food to eat. 6 million people are in an emergency food situation—as categorized by the international food security…

International relief agencies have stepped up efforts to boost water supplies in war-torn Aleppo, currently in the grip of an intense heat wave. In recent weeks, power outages have cut off piped water in Syria’s largest city, leading to an increased incidence of waterborne…

Yemen’s category-3 emergency—the highest level on the UN’s scale—has made media access impossible. A rare, inside look of the catastrophe comes from Doa’a Kutbi Omer, a health program officer with the International Medical Corps. She has been blogging about her experience…

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…