A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

Vital humanitarian aid is at risk for hundreds of thousands of people living in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah as a Saudi-led coalition lays siege to the rebel-held port city.  80% of aid materials such as medicine, fuel and food enter Yemen through Hodeidah; to the…

A 21-year-old paramedic was killed Friday, shot in the back by Israeli forces while trying to reach injured demonstrators near Israel's perimeter fence.

Attacks on health care killed nearly 400 patients and health workers in 2017 across 23 countries—and that’s likely a vast underestimate, found the latest report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

Protests erupting in Gaza as the US Embassy relocates to Jerusalem have left dozens dead, and highlight “an abysmal state of health care for Palestinian refugees in Israel,” writes Kenneth R. Rosen.

A midwife forced to deliver the babies of ISIS militants who captured Raqqa, Syria in 2014 recounted her nightmare. ISIS Husbands, Nasr said, barely trusted her; they wouldn’t let her give their laboring wives—including many Syrian teenagers as young as 13 years old—pain…

NGOs charged with delivering the vast majority of health care services in war-torn South Sudan are overwhelmed with demand for even basic services. Amid the conflict, the looming rainy season makes it even harder for services and patients to connect, writes Stefanie Glinski.

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…