Water resources in the Yarmouk River basin between Jordan and Syria remain at the center of political instability.   To document the impact, researchers examined satellite images and estimated irrigated crop areas and reservoir volumes between 2000 and 2015.

Founded in 1991 as a temporary refuge for children escaping Sudan’s civil war, northwest Kenya’s camp Kakuma is now 25 years old and home to more than 150,000 refugees from all over East Africa. The camp stands as a striking reminder that temporary displacement for refugees…

Among the estimated 1 million migrants living in Thailand along the remote Thai-Burmese border, threats to health abound. Infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, diarrheal conditions and dengue fever run rampant. Migrants often suffer…

Single, childless men seeking safety in Lebanon are an overlooked refugee population, vulnerable to exploitation, isolation, and abuse, according to an International Rescue Committee study published this year.   All refugees are vulnerable to these ills, but aid is more…

Rampant unreliable refugee statistics encourage distortions and fabrications that make informed debate impossible, argues former aid worker Paul Currion. Take the oft-repeated “fact” that the Syrian refugee crisis, with 4 million displaced, is the largest since World War II…

Increasingly, Central Americans are seeking asylum in Mexico, rather than heading for the US, creating a human rights crisis that threatens to ensnare them in shelters indefinitely. Many of the migrants come from the so-called Northern Triangle, an area comprised of…

The solution to the long-standing problem of providing basic health care to refugees? Countries should integrate them into national health systems instead of providing them with separate medical services, argues Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster…

More than 8 out of 10 Somali refugees don’t want to return home when the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, closes, according to an MSF report released yesterday.   Refugees fear repatriation will mean forced recruitment into armed groups, sexual violence and no…

Europe’s refugees and migrants shoulder an enormous burden of mental health disorders.   “It is a public-health tragedy—and it’s a scandal that it is not recognized as such, as a physical epidemic would be,” said University College London epidemiologist James Kirkbride. A…

UNITED NATIONS—Traditional strategies for delivering health services to refugees and migrants will not meet the needs of today's 65 million displaced people, according to refugee, development and global health experts who met Thursday at a UN General Assembly side event.