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.

At the UN General Assembly’s refugee summit yesterday, world leaders approved the New York Declaration to provide a more coordinated and humane approach to refugee crises—but advocates say that the watered down, non-legally binding document lacks concrete commitments, the …

The arrival of over 1 million Syrian refugees since 2011 have caused health care needs to soar in Lebanon. The country’s health care system is rising to the challenge with help from the EU, UNHCR and others, and benefiting refugees and Lebanese citizens alike. Both groups…

Officials are trying to contain an outbreak of 45 cholera cases at the Pagirinya center for South Sudanese refugees. A Ugandan Red Cross worker said the outbreak did not come as a surprise in the crowded camp, and most of the sick have been quarantined and treated, and the…