The Crisis in Yemen Takes a Turn for the Worse

Yemen is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis and it appears that the situation is poised to deteriorate even further.  At issue is a decision by Saudi Arabia to impose a blockade on the country--a move that was announced amid a significant shakeu...

The “Four Famines,” Explained

Hunger will be the humanitarian disaster of 2017.  The UN already declared a full fledged famine in parts of South Sudan last month, and three other situations around the world are precariously close to crossing a threshold of food insecurity that leads to fa...