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…
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.
Burma’s government has used guns and machetes to kill the Rohingya … but a more subtle form of ethnic cleansing is at work as well, writes Nicholas Kristof.
No African country is on course to meet the UN’s 2030 deadline for ending malnutrition, found a robust study that sheds new light onto variations within countries.
Heavy rains catalyzed a massive garbage landslide in Mozambique’s capital that killed 16 people last week, revealing the precarious foundations of life around Maputo’s Hulele rubbish dump.Anticipating tragedy, local environmentalists have long campaigned for the dump—home…
Adding to horrific rapes and killings against Rohingya Muslims, Burma’s military has weaponized food—enforcing crippling curfews, closing off access to diet staples like rice, and restricting food aid and trade.
After facing famine last year, South Sudan’s hunger crisis is set to worsen this year as the dry season looms.Currently 4.8 million South Sudanese are severely food insecure; that number is expected to climb to 5.1 million in 2018.
Looking into their crystal balls to find out what’s in store for 2018, public health experts found a mixed bag.
Economic free-fall and a shambolic health system have Venezuelans fleeing the country in droves —100,000 applied for asylum worldwide from January 2014-October 2017.For HIV/AIDS patients, spiraling costs and scarce supplies put life-saving medical treatments out of reach.…
Without mentioning President Trump’s button-boasting Tweet and heightened fears of nuclear war with North Korea, the US CDC announced an upcoming grand rounds session on