Hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied children, most from Afghanistan and Syria, have sought asylum in Europe in recent years. New Yorker author Lauren Collins illustrates their plight through the life of 12-year-old Afghan refugee Wasil. Collins meets him in The Jungle, a…

Exploitative labor practices in Cambodian garment factories that produce fabric for brands such as H&M, Armani, Adidas and Gap are forcing the majority female workforce to live apart from their children. Women from the poverty-stricken provinces endure long commutes or…

The science community needs to “provide quality evidence” to inform policy makers about the effects of President Trump’s January 27 executive order banning travelers from 7 primarily Muslim countries, write 2 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health scholars in a…

President Trump’s Executive Order on January 27 suspending the US refugee admissions program for 120 days—and barring entry of Syrian refugees indefinitely—has already had far-reaching effects for many, including those in the public health community who study refugee crises.

For pregnant Middle Eastern and African women seeking asylum in Germany, not speaking the language, a lack of understanding of the health care system and fear are often barriers to seeking prenatal care and other services.   With no centralized government initiative to care…

In response to recent actions taken by the Trump administration, USA President of Doctors of the World (DotW), Dr. Ron Waldman, released a statement reaffirming the values of the organization he represents and highlighting 3 areas where those core beliefs are being…

With his Executive Order suspending refugee resettlement in the US and restricting travel from 7 countries, US President Trump signed away hope for Syrians trying to reach safety this past weekend.   MSF’s Jason Cone said that the US refugee screening system was actually…

The last of the doctors and nurses fleeing Aleppo as Assad’s forces moved in on the city last month are facing a new challenge: unemployment.  

Citing “precious access,” Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is taking advantage of face time with Nigerian refugees to distribute food alongside medical care. 2.6 million Nigerians have been displaced across the nation and to neighboring countries since 2009 because of the…

“Good intentions are not good enough:” was the key message that resonated at the WHO Global Meeting of Emergency Medical Teams in Hong Kong in late 2016. Unlike other medical disciplines, charity, rather than results, traditionally drives disaster response, with teams…