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…

Humanitarian aid workers warn that severe fuel shortages accompanying fighting in Yemen are forcing hospitals to close and doctors to conduct surgeries in the dark.

Applications are now being accepted for The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) 2015 Summer Institute, July 13-31, which offers humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology.

Amid increasing violence in Yemen, medical relief efforts are stalled due to airport closures and restrictions on seaports, reports Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The humanitarian organization is unable to bring in desperately needed medical supplies and trained…

Some 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Pakistan have put tremendous strain on the government to provide food and medicine. Nearly every week, IDPs protest in Peshawar, condemning the lack of resources allocated to their basic survival. A health…

1 million people have been injured in the Syrian conflict that burns on, and generations have been sacrificed, according to a new report on injuries in the war from Handicap International.