A medical worker looks through the debris of a medical lab in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following an earthquake in January 2010.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The unique skills of Canadian health-care workers with international disaster experience could be a valuable resource during domestic emergencies.
Humanitarian agencies are often thrust into the heart of contentious crises without easy or quick solutions.
The Houthis accused the WFP of giving out expired food assistance. The UN agency delivers monthly rations or money to 10.2 million people of Yemen's 26-million population. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB
When humanitarian agencies are obliged to stop operations by political decision or because of huge physical insecurity, the poorest and most vulnerable succumb first through starvation and disease.
Participants and staff of MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres) hold lights during a commemoration for victims of attacks.
EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
Every aid worker lost in the crossfire of a conflict is a tragedy; when they are deliberately targeted, it is an outrage.
Members of an arm of Hezbollah spray disinfectant in a Beirut neighborhood to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government’s power is weak or nonexistent.
A nurse prepares the Ebola vaccine in Bikoro in the DRC.
Teams administering the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in a race against time to find and help people exposed.
Taken from Persepolis.
1. Marjane Satrapi
Why this art form is rather more than just biff, bang pow.
A Liberian burial team during the world’s biggest Ebola outbreak in 2014.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
The genocide memorial in Kigali. Humanitarian workers in Rwanda had to deal daily with the horrors of war.
It is shocking to see the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres in 1994.
Migrants rescued by Libyan forces in October 2016 awaiting detention in Tripoli.
How Europe moved from refugees welcome to refugees unwelcome.
Foreign minister Julie Bishop (right) says Australians travelling to West Africa must ensure their employers can evacuate them if they become ill as the government will not.
Well over 5,300 people have been infected and over 2,600 have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But these numbers are thought to be gross underestimates as even the most conservative projections…