Algeria has expelled some 13,000 migrants in the past 14 months, leaving them stranded in the Sahara desert without food or water. Scores have perished as a growing number of sub-Saharan migrants—pregnant women and children among them—are rounded up "dropped in the desert…

Thailand’s billion dollar fishing industry is rife with human rights violators who maintain horrific on-board conditions, withhold wages, and engage in human trafficking of foreign workers who may not know their rights. After threats of sanctions from the EU and the US…

India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, European airport controls have become so tight that people smugglers have turned to boats and trucks on existing smuggling routes, and Europe cracked down on that too.

Giving in to intense pressure, US President Trump signed an executive order yesterday ending his administration’s practice of separating children from parents detained entering the US illegally. 

Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.

The US pulled out of the UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council yesterday. Spurred by the group’s criticism of Israel, the US joins Iran, North Korea and Eritrea in refusing to participate in the group's meetings.  The pull-out comes as President Trump faces a barrage of…

Separating children from their parents, as we’re seeing at the US/Mexico border, leads to serious, long-term consequences, Paul Spiegel of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explained in a C-SPAN interview yesterday. The Trump administration’s “zero…

Displacement is now happening at a rate equivalent to 44,500 people per day, according to UNHCR's latest Global Trends report, released each year ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th.

Michigan's woefully slow response to astronomical lead levels in Flint's drinking water "radicalized" local pediatrician Hanna-Attisha, she writes. The debt-ridden city switched its water supply to cut costs, and officials ignored the attendant lead disaster. So she…