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Find a role | Doctors Without Borders - USA

Please note that while we value the skills of certified physician assistants (PA), we are unable to accept this profile due to the contexts of the …

Yemen needs both aid and peace to avert famine

Yemen needs both aid and peace to avert famine24 April 2017More money is urgently needed to ease the humanitarian suffering in Yemen but aid alone is …

Africa

People are challenging each other on Twitter to text a $10 donation to the Red Cross Harvey fund

For instance, Facebook has activated its Safety Check system for the area. This not only lets you search for a loved one in the affected area, but lets you respond to pleas of help from people who have been impacted.<p>More than 570 people have posted their requests for help on the page— requesting …

More than 5 million children need urgent humanitarian aid in Iraq: UNICEF

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as “one of the most brutal” in modern history.<p>A Syrian refugee child looks on, moments after arriving on a raft with other Syrian refugees on …

Middle East

In an era of mass dislocation, we need new approaches to aid

The Syrian civil war is the world’s most urgent humanitarian crisis. Already, 13.5 million Syrians — more than half the prewar population — have fled …

For reasons good and bad, Trump may intervene more in Venezuela

On Sunday, 7 million Venezuelans congregated outside ad-hoc polling stations to cast votes they knew would be symbolic. The reason: The country’s …

UN says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid

CAIRO (AP) — Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country's …

'A children's crisis': now 80% of all kids in Yemen are in need

War, hunger and a deadly cholera outbreak are combining to create the largest humanitarian crisis in the world<p>Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, with 80% in desperate need of aid and 2 million suffering from acute malnutrition, the UN has warned.<p>The impact of war and hunger on …

South Sudan: Time for humanitarians to get tough

As a humanitarian at what point does one start to think the unthinkable? To question the impact of the aid provided, or perhaps even wonder if it’s …

Africa

Is Syria 'the war of our time, a humanitarian test of our time?'

Syria's grinding seven-year war seems to have entered a new, and perhaps final stage.<p>Momentum is on the side of the Syrian troops backed by President Bashar al-Assad, as their forces push into ISIS territory on eastern fronts. That's sending the ISIS fighters retreating into their strongholds in …

UN gives Gaza $2.5m. in humanitarian aid for water and fuel crisis

The funds come as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatens to gradually cut funding to Gaza if Hamas does not allow Fatah to return to …