Europe’s refugee crisis, fueled by the Syrian conflict, has exposed Europe’s outdated, untenable system to cope with refugees and migrants, and it’s time for a new approach, argues Mark Malloch-Brown, chair of the SGO Group and former UN Deputy Secretary-General. He…

A “cessation of hostilities” agreed to by major powers in the Syria conflict is set to begin in a week, providing hope for humanitarian groups trying to access besieged towns. If the agreement takes hold, it could create a break to allow humanitarian aid drops —the first…

Nearly 25 years of US sanctions against Sudan have helped to create crisis conditions in health care and scientific research Amy Maxmen explains in a Foreign Policy report. Since the imposition of the 1993 sanctions, which designated Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism,…

Inside the rebel-controlled town of Madaya, Syria, many of the 42,000 residents under blockade are starving, while the international community fails to solve the conflict. At least 28 people, including 6 babies, have died at a clinic there from hunger-related causes,…

A drought in Ethiopia and 2 years of civil war in South Sudan has international aid agencies scrambling to provide food aid to more than 13 million people in critical need of food. Ethiopia’s worst drought in 60 years has devastated crops, bringing the country to the edge…

Adding to Syria’s woes, outbreaks of leishmaniasis—endemic to Syria, and once known as the “Aleppo evil”—keep cropping up.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities should herald a data revolution, to ensure we hear the voices of the 1 billion people living with disabilities, assert development leaders Harpinder Collacott and Tim Wainwright. Their experiences have taught them that in many…

Having turned attacks on hospitals into a strategy of war, the Syrian government is systematically destroying the medical system in Aleppo, Syria’s most populous city.

The crisis in Burundi is looking more like genocide, prompting a UN warning that the country is at a dangerous tipping point. The lead in this Toronto Star editorial says it all:  “When politicians start calling their rivals ‘enemies of the nation,’ claim they are ‘fit…

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…