As revelations mount about sexual abuse within the Catholic church, the unspeakable abuse of children in the care of America’s Catholic orphanages remains “rarely told and barely heard,” writes Christine Kenneally. Her investigation of St. Joseph’s orphanage in Vermont…

Calling the killings of aid workers “unconscionable,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock renewed the call to protect aid workers—and the civilians they protect—ahead of World Humanitarian Day this Sunday, August 19.   “It is imperative that we hold men with guns…

After 90% percent of Burma’s Rohingya population have been forced to flee Rakhine state, survivors recount the devastating siege on the village of Tula Toli, where bullets flowed “like raindrops” as members of the Muslim minority were systematically raped and murdered.

The WHO called for free and secure access to DRC’s North Kivu for the Ebola response, after global and African regional leaders saw the challenges of the war-zone response up close during weekend visits.  

Their bright blue UNICEF backpacks could not shield dozens of children killed yesterday by a Saudi-led coalition as they sat on their schoolbus, headed back to school after a picnic.   The exact death toll is unconfirmed, but the casualties could pass 60, with dozens…

Accounts of long-term damage from repetitive brain injury to NFL players are headline news, but there is another exponentially larger and more vulnerable population at risk of catastrophic permanent injury: survivors of partner abuse.

Back in 2005, the UN declared Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, its hospitals flooded with victims of facial trauma. Since then, the country has seen a 60% drop in the murder rate. What changed?

Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

Prisoners are subjected to a relentless pattern of abuse in the notorious Jail Ogaden prison in Ethiopia’s Somali region, according to a Human Rights Watch report published this week.

The people fleeing villages in South Sudan due to renewed conflict brought the possessions they could carry and the horror they endured. Thousands are believed to have been displaced from villages in Leer and Mayendit counties by troops who destroyed food stores and…