A gang is demanding millions of dollars in ransom for 17 kidnapped missionaries. Faith-based humanitarian groups say their work demands balancing risk with the need to serve the most vulnerable.
NPR spoke to humanitarian aid researcher Paul Spiegel about his analysis of conditions in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh — and the outlook for refugees everywhere as the coronavirus looms.
An annual report from the U.N. humanitarian agency looks at the challenges ahead.
That's how the U.N. aid chief characterizes the situation. A cease-fire that could bring improvements was signed last week — and violated within hours.
In the first study of its kind, researchers ask members of al-Shabab, the Haqqani network and the Taliban to explain why they attack the humanitarians trying to help them.
Lorena Perez was a physiotherapist. On Monday, a patient in a wheelchair shot and killed her. The motive is not yet known.
Relief organizations can barely cope with today's famine and refugee crises. Are they ready for the next era of humanitarian emergencies?
The killing of six aid workers in South Sudan was the deadliest attack since the country's civil war began in 2013.
An American, Michael Sharp, and a Swede, Zaida Catalan, went missing while traveling in the country. Authorities confirmed Tuesday their remains, and those of their interpreter, were found.