In Yemen, the U.N. has called for a cease-fire in the conflict between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backed by the U.S. No official death toll exists, but Save the Children says 85,000 children have died since the war…
In our news wrap Wednesday, rain fell across California for the first time since wildfires started raging in several areas of the state. The precipitation brings welcome relief but also new challenges during the recovery process. Also, the humanitarian group…
Politicians have promised changes to the health care program will help lift people out of poverty. But this Tennessee family says things don't seem to be getting better.
By Laura Santhanam
Through activities like art classes intended to help them express their distress, children in Syria gradually learn to relax and draw houses and blue skies, rather than tanks and bomb-dropping planes.
By Larisa Epatko
About 3 million Syrian children are under the age of 6 and know nothing but war, says a new report from the nonprofit group Save the Children. Here's what you should know.
By Marcia Biggs
In Syria’s ongoing war, doctors are under attack in the very places they expect to be safe: their hospitals. Last week, pro-government forces bombed a maternity hospital in the northwestern city of Idlib -- just one of the more than…
By Joshua Barajas
Pakistani authorities told the international aid group Save the Children on Thursday to leave the country within 15 days, accusing the charity of "anti-Pakistan activities."…
By P. J. Tobia
This week on Shortwave, we bring you the story of Syria's refugee children. Ten million people. A population the size of London and Paris combined. That's how many Syrians have been forced to leave their homes since 2011. Of these…
By Larisa Epatko
This year’s Ebola outbreak is the worst of its kind with more than 13,000 confirmed or suspected infections and nearly 5,000 deaths. Here's how you can help.
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