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.

Over 26 years of civil war in Somaliland completely decimated its health services. In the chaos, many health care professionals were either killed or fled the country, more than half a million people lost their lives, and a further million became refugees. Civilians were…

UNICEF’s “statement” on mass casualties of children in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta consisted of 10 empty lines, with quotation marks to represent missing text, CNN reports.An editorial note explaining the blank statement reads:

“Catastrophic” doesn’t begin to describe the horrific siege on 13 medical facilities in Syria’s East Ghouta.In recent days, aerial bombardments have killed at least 260 civilians and injured over 600, reports the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). So far this year,…