In 1918, the world was rocked by pandemic flu. A virulent strain of influenza, H1N1 influenza swept across the whole planet.
We are nearly six months into the year and already nice journalists have been killed in 2017, including four in Mexico alone.
Can China and India save the planet as the US walks away from the Paris Agreement? The latest round of climate talks under the Paris Agreement wrapped up last week, and brought with them an interesting study by the Climate Action Tracker, a collaboration among researchers to track the world’s progress toward confronting climate change.
The White House budget released today contains massive cuts to the foreign affairs budget. Overall, the proposed FY18 budget is a 32 percent cut over FY 17 levels, from $59.1 billion in FY’17 to $40.1 billion in FY’18, per figures provided by the Better World Campaign.
The news from Manchester is yet another example of an horrific trend from ISIS: the systematic targeting of adolescent girls and young women around the world.
Jill Filipovic is a Nairobi-based journalist and author of the new book The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.
Today’s map comes from the European Commission. It shows an alarming cholera outbreak is spreading in Yemen in exactly the same places that are suffering most from food insecurity.
As I’m typing, the White House is busy doing damage control over news that Donald Trump revealed sensitive information to the Russians when he met wth the Russian ambassador and foreign minister the day after he fired the FBI director.
Fighting has intensified in recent days un certain parts of the Central African Republic, including an apparent massacre of over 100 people in a mining town near the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo.
One of Donald Trump’s first acts as president was to re-instate the “Global Gag Rule.” This is a rule that has been imposed by Republican presidents since the 1980s and stipulates that no US funding for global reproductive health care be used to inform patients about abortion–even where abortion is legal.
It’s election season in Geneva. Three candidates are squaring off to become the next head of the World Health Organization.
Yesterday, only one week after the presidential election, Francois Hollande walked out of the Elysée palace, and Emmanuel Macron officially became the 8th president of France’s fifth Republic.
Somalia is in the midst of its most catastrophic drought since 1950. Some 3.2 million people face emergency levels of food insecurity.
Emmanuel Macron won a stunning election victory in France this week, besting by huge margins the far right candidate Marine Le Pen.
On April 23, an 11-year-old boy was admitted to a local hospital in a remote county of Liberia. He was vomiting, had diarrhea and was delirious.
Ed note. As of May 2017, more and 7,400 babies have been delivered in the maternity ward of a UN-run clinic in Zataari refugee camp without a single maternal death.
Lisa Palmer is author of the new book Hot Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change.
The release of Reporters Without Borders annual Press Freedom index this week coincided with a grim anniversary for Burundi, which now ranks as one of the least free countries for media in the world.
Yemen was already the poorest country in the region when the country descended into civil war three years ago.
The budget passed by Congress to avert a shutdown will fund government operations through the end of the fiscal year in October.