Battling COVID-19 in a war zone: a field doctor’s point of view from Yemen

  Yemen has been embroiled in a brutal civil war since 2015. In June 2021, President Joe Biden announced his administration would donate 500 million doses of COVID vaccines to low-income countries. Prime Minister Boris Johnson followed shortly afterwards with an announcement of the British donating 100 million excess vaccines. These measures were celebrated around […]

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Call for Papers: NCD Prevention in Humanitarian Settings

BMJ Global Health, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, the Conflict & Health Research Group at King’s College London and the College of Health at Lehigh University, are pleased to announce a call for papers on Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention in Humanitarian Settings. Edited by BMJ Global Health associate editor Dr. Eduardo J. Gómez […]

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Weaponising the ‘Fog of War’: The challenge of fake news for humanitarian actors in conflict zones

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” – Aeschylus (Ancient Greek playwright & soldier) A recently released report on the Yemen conflict utilises a range of data sources to illustrate the Saudi coalition’s targeting of civilian, agricultural and fishing infrastructure, actions presumably intended to worsen the country’s existing humanitarian crisis.  At the time of writing, […]

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