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…

The mutual reinforcement of violent conflict and neglected diseases stands to undermine progress toward the goals laid out by the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs, found researchers who quantified these overlapping health determinants. 

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in May 2016 aimed at halting unlawful attacks on health care during armed conflict. Yet these violations of international humanitarian law continue, write a coalition of authors angling for more robust implementation of…

Saudi-led bombing in Yemen has seen thousands of casualties and left medical care in tatters, and more limbs and lives are being lost to now-widespread antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR has swelled average field hospital stays from 5 days to 19 days. One Médecins Sans…

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…

As a 9-year-old, the future co-founder and CEO of Last Mile Health escaped the the civil war that erupted in Liberia—but it would not be the last he’d see of the country.

In late 2013, Médecins Sans Frontières successfully deployed a new WHO decision-making framework for assessing emergency humanitarian response. The framework—which prioritizes need in critical situations involving displaced persons—was implemented in South Sudan when…

The Saudi-led coalition’s war effort in Yemen, backed by the US and the UK, has brought a “near total breakdown” in the country’s health systems.  The International Rescue Committee found that 79% of Yemen’s population requires humanitarian assistance. Two-thirds lack…

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…

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein delivered a blistering assessment today of the state of human rights around the globe.