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…

The world’s first Olympic team made up of refugees arrived in Rio determined to break stereotypes… and records. The crew of swimmers from Syria, runners from South Sudan, and judo experts from Congo may lack formal Olympic training, but they’ve been tested in other ways.…

Approximately 3 million surgical procedures are needed annually to meet the health care needs of the world’s refugees, who often flee to countries where surgical care is inadequate.

To deliver a stirring snapshot of life in a remote field hospital, NPR’s Jason Beaubien and Kelly McEvers embedded within a Médecins sans Frontières hospital in a South Sudanese refugee camp. With just 2 doctors overseeing 170 patients—including children suffering from…

The Kenyan government announced plans to close the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, home to more than 300,000 refugees, citing security challenges posed by the al-Shabab terrorist group. Human Rights Watch, however, said no credible evidence links the camps to recent terror…

Accusing European governments of falling down on their duty to solve the refugee crisis, MSF has resumed Mediterranean search and rescue operations with its vessel the Dignity 1.

Just back from visits to refugee camps in East Africa and the Middle East—places he describes as “car parks of humanity,” U2’s Bono reports being disabused of the notions that the Syrian refugees are concentrated in camps and that the crisis is “temporary.”

The 300,000 Somali refugees living in Dadaab, Kenya, have escaped violence and death—only to live in constant stress and instability. No wonder refugees are particularly vulnerable to mental disorders. 1 in 3 has PTSD or depression, and refugees resettled in Western…