Humanitarian agencies are pleading with the government of Myanmar to let them help the displaced people of strife-torn Rakhine state, where a recent severe military crackdown has prevented the delivery of aid.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer offered to give Doctors Without Borders free pneumonia vaccines. They would provide protection against one of the leading child killers. The medical charity turned them away.
The World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommendation for countries around the world to tax soda drinks to fight obesity has been met with debate over whether such recommendations would benefit the poor as the health agency intends.
France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” camp on Monday as many migrants who have camped for months or years among…
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering whether to use just one of the usual two doses of a cholera vaccine in Haiti to vaccinate more people, albeit with a shorter protection period.
Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly in a rowdy session on Sunday pressed to put Nicolas Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorities nixed a recall referendum against the unpopular leftist president.
The carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reached historic levels by surpassing 400 parts per million in 2015. This year it’s even higher and not going down anytime soon.
An international inquiry blamed Syrian government forces for a third chemical weapons attack, according to a confidential report to the…
For this week’s podcast, Humanosphere takes a look at the current situation in Ethiopia with our guest, Hallelujah Lulie, a postgraduate at the London School of Economics and former journalist covering the political and security situation in the country.
South Africa announced on Thursday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). It came days after Burundi’s president signed a bill to also leave the court. Years of threats to leave and attempts to organize the African Union behind a mass departure finally led two countries to take action.
Chinese officials promised this week that they no longer harvest organs from executed prisoners, and their international medical guests seemed eager to believe them.
The United Nations is urging Colombia’s government and FARC rebels to quickly reach a new peace deal, which women’s rights advocates are hoping will include a more progressive consideration of gender.
A “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on Aleppo took effect Thursday, but despite a drop in violence…