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.…

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women and girls detailed horrific “sweeping and methodical” rape at the hands of Burma’s security forces.Aung San Suu Kyi’s government denies accounts of rape; an internal military investigation last month concluded such assaults never took place.

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 perspective of displaced very young adolescents (VYAs) is little-understood—but tapping into these formative years is central to understanding the needs of refugees, finds new research of Somalis displaced by the 2011–2012 Horn of Africa crisis. Researchers say the…

The Rohingya refugee crisis unfolding in Bangladesh is a “public-health time-bomb,” writes MSF International President Joanne Liu.   Following a recent visit to Bangladesh, which has absorbed almost 600,000 refugees recently, Liu says yesterday’s donor pledging…

Syrian refugees in Jordan are being swiftly—and apparently arbitrarily—deported by authorities back to their war-demolished communities.

Midwives are coming to the aid of Rohingya pregnant women and new mothers in local clinics and refugee camps in Bangladesh.   The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that 16% of Rohingya women refugees ages 15–19 are pregnant or new mothers—many of whom fled to Bangladesh…

Among the refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa are scientists and researchers, whose careers and research now risk being lost.‟We should consider those scientists a treasure,” says Abdelhamid Zuhairi, chairman of the Euro-Mediterranean University,…

An EU plan to reduce the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe misses the mark and will endanger lives, says Craig Spencer, a doctor and public health professional working onboard a search-and-rescue vessel for MSF. The plan seeks to “stem…