The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.” Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country violence prevention…

Resurgent violence in Afghanistan is mounting pressure on, and violence against health workers. Fighting has shuttered some clinics entirely, and attacks on health care have more than doubled so far this year—the UN reported 100 incidents through September. The violence…

At least 669 people have been killed in Ethiopian protests that began in late 2015 over a proposed land reallocation, the government says. But activists believe the toll may be much higher.To try to determine the actual death toll, Endalk Chala, a PhD student in Oregon, has…

Q&A with Course Creators Mija-Tesse Ververs and Gilbert Burnham Noticing people in East Africa fishing with bednets intended to prevent malaria prompted Mija-Tesse Ververs, a public health expert specialized in humanitarian crises, to think about the need for all…

Over 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, during which assailants raped about 250,000 women, the 20,000 or so babies born from the tragedy are coming of age.   As they’ve grown amidst challenges such as poverty, HIV and domestic abuse, the NGO Foundation Rwanda has…

Even as the world struggles with multiple crises that have forced tens of millions of people from their homes—a scale unseen since World War II—the humanitarian response system designed to help them is broken, says Paul Spiegel, author of an article in a Lancet

The American University of Beirut Medical Centre’s new conflict-medicine program is preparing health workers to navigate the health challenges caused by protracted war in several Middle Eastern countries.   Health workers in the region’s conflict zones—Iraq, Syria, Yemen…

Intense violence against health workers persisted in 2016—and accountability for the attacks remains inadequate or non-existent, according to a new report released today by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. Released to mark the 1-year anniversary of the UN…

Marking the 6th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, a new Lancet study documents the horrific impact on health workers and the Syrian people.   The study, from a Lancet and American University of Beirut commission, estimates more than 800 medical personnel have been killed…

More than 240 attacks on medical facilities in Afghanistan over the last 2 years have completely eroded an already fragile health system, according to a new report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict.   Attacks by the Taliban, the Afghan government and other groups…