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…

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…