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Humanitarian health
Experts discuss toll of Middle East conflict
Published Nov 20, 2023
Israel-Hamas war has resulted in mass civilian casualties, psychological trauma, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, humanitarian health experts say
Health care in the crossfire
Published April 14, 2022
Experts call for accountability for war crimes and discuss what happens when health care infrastructure and workers become the targets of violence
Edge of emergency
Published Sept 22, 2020
Johns Hopkins scientists mobilized early during the pandemic to understand the threat COVID-19 posed to Rohingya refugees and inform Bangladesh's response. Their models have led to more questions than answers.
How are refugees affected by COVID-19?
Published April 20, 2020
Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian Health, discusses the critical vulnerabilities that put refugees and asylum seekers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic
Ebola outbreak
In DRC, a public health response in crisis
Published June 11, 2019
Despite the slowing spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts say the situation isn't likely to get better
The impact of family separation
Published June 21, 2018
Paul Spiegel says that for children, being separated from their parents is a trauma that can have 'very negative effects' / Newsweek
Global disorder
Coping with the displaced millions
Published Summer 2017
Bloomberg School researchers Paul Spiegel, Len Rubenstein, and Courtland Robinson bring facts and data to the discussion of mass human migration / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Public health
2 Syrian doctors receive BSPH scholarships
Published April 25, 2017
Awards were created in late 2016 in response to country's ongoing conflict, refugee crisis
Public health
Rethinking the refugee crisis
Published March 13, 2017
The Syrian crisis has shown us the need for major reform of humanitarian response, Center for Humanitarian Health's Paul Spiegel says / Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health