As the refugee and migration crises in Europe escalate, urgent health needs are prompting the WHO to detail the specifics.

The majority of preventable deaths in women and girls occur in crisis-affected countries, but these countries receive less than 1/2 of the available funding for reproductive health services.

A drape of rusted and exposed high voltage wires over Bourj el-Barajneh—an overpopulated Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut—has electrocuted 48 people over the past 5 years. Yet nothing has been done to make it safer. To bring in materials to tackle the electricity crisis…

In the latest migrants-at-sea crisis, Human Rights Watch came down hard on Southeast Asian governments turning their back on persecuted Rohingya migrants from Myanmar. “The Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian navies should stop playing a three-way game of human ping pong, and…

Humanitarian health workers fear that polio, or other infectious diseases like measles, diphtheria and rubella, could flare up in war-torn Ukraine. Millions of children are at risk, they say, in a country that has seen flagging vaccination rates since 2008—when a 16-year-…

The migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean into Europe include more and more unaccompanied children, and arrivals from African countries endure harsher conditions.

An estimated 400 North-African migrants are believed to have perished Monday in the Mediterranean en route to the small Italian island of Lampedusa. The deaths bring to 900 the number of refugees who have died this year attempting to reach Italy and Greece via Mediterranean…

Aid agencies are “partial, unaccountable and potentially corrupt,” and they fail to meet refugees’ most pressing needs. These are just some of the criticisms emerging from a series of focus groups with refugees across the Middle East.