Amid mounting concerns over the risk of nuclear war, North Korea has been quietly amassing the infrastructure needed to create bioweapons as well.From building factories equipped to manufacture microbes "by the ton" and laboratories capable of genetically modifying…

In a world of 22.5 million refugees and counting, retraining displaced medical staff is a necessity, writes Vural Özdemir, MD.But the “inherently political” process has led to a patchwork of approaches, some smarter than others.

The Syrian conflict has taken an especially harsh toll on children and civilians, according to a study of conflict-related deaths from 2011-2016 led by Debarati Guha-Sapir, PhD.By the end of 2016, children accounted for 1 in 4 Syrian civilians killed by barrel bombs.

Persistent discrimination has hampered healing for LGBT victims targeted during Colombia’s half-century internal conflict, writes Sarah Hayley Barrett.LGBT people, who now have the right to marry and adopt in Colombia, are struggling to secure their share of reparations.

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